Toward a theory of the status of women

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


Agricultural type and intensity will be curvilinearly related to women's contribution to subsistence; women will contribute the least in societies without agriculture and with intensive agriculture (1691).


Provided is a plot of type/intensity of agriculture vs. average percent of women's contribution to subsistence.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
No Formal TestClaimed supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Agriculture, Type And IntensityIndependentTillage
Female Contribution To SubsistenceDependentDivision Of Labor By Gender