Parental choice: what parents want in a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law across 67 pre-industrial societies

British Journal of Psychology Vol/Iss. 101 Published In Pages: 695-704
By Apostolou, Menelaos


Parents tend to prefer individuals with traits beneficial to them and their kin (697).


Several character traits were tested, including good character, good family background, industrious, and good worker.


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