Father-child relationships and the status of women: a cross-cultural study

The American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 93(5) Chicago Univ. Press Chicago, Il Published In Pages: 1060-1095
By Coltrane, Scott


In a multiple regression, paternal nurturance will predict female participation in community decisions (1084).


A male dominated social structure is the best predictor of female participation in community decisions, however, external warfare and paternal nurturance predict additional variance in female decision-making, although these variables fail to reach significance.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionPartially supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN