Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

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


Family type will vary according to world region (57).


Overall and in most world regions, independent (nuclear) family is the accepted type in about about half of sample societies. Exceptions to this proportion are North America, where independent families account for only 42% of all societies, and East Eurasia (40%).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Family TypeDependentNuclear Family, Extended Families
World RegionIndependentIdentification, Location