Revisiting status-envy: does the theory hold up?

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


The role of the father will be associated with circumcision, the couvade, and protest masculinity (170).


However, contrary to what is predicted by status-envy theory, father-absence is associated with the absence of circumsision ceremonies and with the absence of the couvade.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN