Women’s status and mode of production: a cross-cultural test

Journal of Women in Culture and Society Vol/Iss. 13 Published In Pages: 437-453
By Hendrix, Lewellyn, Hossain, Zakir


Women's control of property (a proxy for their control of economic production) will be positively associated with indicators of high social status for women and negatively associated with indicators of low status (440).


Of 8 variables indicating women's status, only two indicators of high status were signifcantly associated with property control. Three indicators of low status were negatively but non-significantly associated.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GammaPartially supportedp<.05?=.35 (women's domestic authority), ?=.42 (female kin-group leadership)UNKNOWN