New cross-cultural perspectives on marriage transactions

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 45 Published In Pages: 339-375
By Huber, Brad R., Danaher, William F., Breedlove, William L.


Brides and their parents are expected to have a greater net gain in resources at the time of marriage than grooms and their parents, respectively (354).


Two other related hypotheses were tested, one concerning brides and their parents as recipients and another concerning grooms and their families as investors.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Wilcoxon Signed RanksSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNOne-tailed