The plow, female contribution to agricultural subsistence and polygyny: a log linear analysis

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 16 Published In Pages: 275-305
By Burton, Michael L., Reitz, Karl


Controlling for the presence of the plow, there will be a relationship between degree of polygyny and female participation in crop-tending (280, 289).


This hypothesis was supported when not accounting for regional variation in the three variables. Once regional variation was added to the model, there was no longer a significant association between the variables.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Log linear analysisNot SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Degree Of PolygynyIndependentPolygamy
Division Of Labor By GenderDependentDivision Of Labor By Gender
Presence Of The PlowCombinedTillage