Toward a theory of the status of women

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


Female status will be associated with female contribution to subsistence (1685).


A scaled measure of female status is employed for pilot sample of 12 societies. Author suggests that contribution is a necessary but not sufficient condition for high female status.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
CorrelationPartially supportednot givenr= -.16UNKNOWN