Monotheism and gender status: a cross-societal study

Social Forces Vol/Iss. 63 Published In Pages: 335-348
By Stover, Ronald G., Hope, Christine A.


Monotheism predicts more gender inequality (336); subsistence also predicts gender inequality


Both monotheism and subsistence both are related to gender inequality (R-squared is .16), but monotheism was expected to be a causal factor and this causal relationship is not supported.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple classification analysisPartially supportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Gender InequalityDependentInheritance, Residence
MonotheismIndependentSpirits And Gods
Type Of SubsistenceIndependentDiet