Revisiting status-envy: does the theory hold up?

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 23 Published In Pages: 146-181
By Broude, Gwen J.


"Where the mother (or women in general) serves as primary caretaker in infancy, but where female status is low in the larger social context, males will undergo circumcision ceremonies as a component of initiation rites" (164).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareNot SupportedNot SignificantUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
CircumcisionDependentBody Alterations
Female Principal CaretakerIndependentInfant Care
Female StatusIndependentGender Status, Gender Roles And Issues