Bride theft and raiding for wives in cross-cultural perspective

Anthropological Quarterly Vol/Iss. 71 Published In Pages: 238-252
By Ayres, Barbara


"Although bride theft is somewhat more likely to occur in societies with general polygyny than in societies with limited polygyny or monogamy, the majority (63 percent) of societies with general polygyny do not have bride theft" (241)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareNot Supportedabove .10UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Bride TheftDependentMode Of Marriage
Form Of MarriageIndependentPolygamy