Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

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


Rule of descent will vary according to world region (57).


Most societies in Africa (73%), East Eurasia (70%), and the Circum-Mediterranean (59%) have patrilineal descent patterns. 65% of North American and 75% of South American Societies have cognatic kin groups, while in the Insular Pacific, matrilineal, patrilineal, and cognatic descent are roughly equally represented.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Rule Of DescentDependentRule Of Descent
World RegionIndependentIdentification, Location