Being in charge: older women and their younger female kin

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 231-254
By Brown, Judith K., Subbaiah, Perla, Sarah, Therese


"In societies where women make a minimal contribution to subsistence, food related activities become elaborated and are carried out within the household with an older woman in charge" (234).


Results were only significant in one of the two samples used. When the samples were combined, results were only significant when the intermediate rating on subsistence was eliminated.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squarePartially supportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN