Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

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


Prevalence of polygyny will vary according to world region (57).


Overall, polygamy is permitted in 84% of all societies. 99% of societies in Africa practice some sort of polygyny, followed by North America (86%), South America (79%), East Eurasia (78%), the Insular Pacific (76%), and the Circum-Mediterranean (62%).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
PolygynyDependentMode Of Marriage
World RegionIndependentIdentification, Location