Ethnology and Sociobiology • Vol/Iss. 1 • Published In • Pages: 301-309 •
High paternal confidence leads to high investment by a man in his wife's children; low paternal confidence leads a man to channel his investment elsewhere (304).
Only three of the five variables used to measure parental investment yeilded statistically significant results. Those variables were residence pattern (p=.005), inheritance of real property (p=.01), and inheritance of movable property (p=.023).
|Chi square||Partially supported||p<.05||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Descent System||Dependent||Rule Of Descent|
|Inheritance Of Movable Property||Dependent||Inheritance|
|Inheritance Of Real Property||Dependent||Inheritance|
|Paternal Confidence||Independent||Extramarital Sex Relations|
|Succession To The Office Of Local Headman||Dependent||Community Heads|