Sideways or downwards? Lateral and vertical succession, inheritance and descent in africa and eurasia

Man, n.s. Vol/Iss. 5 Published In Pages: 627-638
By Goody, Jack


"Both within and between continental areas uterine succession has a greater tendency to be lateral (i.e. for the office to go first to a brother) rather than vertical (for the office to go first to a sister's son)" (630)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi coefficientSupportedp<.001.39UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Culture AreaIndependentIdentification
Direction Of SuccessionDependentCommunity Heads, Chief Executive