Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

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


Marriage rule will vary according to world region (57).


36% of all world societies marry agomously, ranging from 53% in North America to 21% in Africa. The most exogamous societies are found in Africa (46%), while the most endogamous societies are found in South America (27%). Societies without explicitly-stated marriage rules range from 46% in the Insular Pacific to 8% in North America.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


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