Sex, power, and resources: ecological and social correlates of sex differences

International Journal of Contemporary Sociology Vol/Iss. 27 Published In Pages: 45-71
By Low, Bobbi S.


Polygyny will be related to women's ability to control resources (5)


In polygynous societies, the higher the degree of polygyny, the less women control the fruits of men's labor, but the more they control their own. Both were significant (p < .05).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman’s rank-order correlationUNKNOWNUNKNOWN?= -.28 (control of resources produced by men); ?= .27 (control of resources produced by women)UNKNOWN