Toward a theory of the status of women

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 75 Published In Pages: 1682-1700
By Sanday, Peggy Reeves


Explore relationship between 28 variables and female contribution to total subsistence (1683-1684).


Out of 28 variables tested for a relationship to female contribution to subsistence, society region and agricultural type and intensity emerge as the primary predictive variables. Regional ID and agricultural type/intensity explain 16% and 10% of the variation in female contribution, respectively.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Automatic Interaction Detector (AID)Partially supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN