Family size and community organization: a cross-cultural comparison

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 34 Published In Pages: 152-189
By Bondarenko, Dmitri, Korotayev, Andrey V.


"Communities composed of small families will have an elected (formally or informally) leadership significantly more than communities composed of large extended families" (159).


The association is weak, however, further tests suggest that there are still grounds to maintain the existence of a significant relationship.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testSupportedp<.001-0.192UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Communal LeadershipDependentCommunity Structure, Community Heads
Family SizeIndependentNuclear Family, Extended Families