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


Less communal modes of production will be associated with lower status for women and these relationships will hold when controlling for women's control of property.


Of the 8 variables indicating women's social status, mode of production was significantly correlated with three in the expected directions.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
zero-order and partial gammasSupportedp<.05?= -.38 (women's domestic authority), ?= .34 (wife beating), ?= .51 (belief in female inferiority)UNKNOWN