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.
|Comparison of percentages||Support claimed||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Rule Of Descent||Dependent||Rule Of Descent|
|World Region||Independent||Identification, Location|