Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

HRAF Press New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 190
By Bourguignon, Erika, Greenbaum, Lenora


Levels of jurisdictional hierarchy will vary according to world region (48).


60% of all sample societies have one or no levels of jurisdiction beyond the local level. The Circum-Mediterranean has the highest proportion of societies with more two or more levels beyond the local level (60%), followed by East Eurasia (37%) and Africa (32%).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Jurisdictional HierarchyDependentTerritorial Hierarchy
World RegionIndependentIdentification, Location