Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

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


Restrictions on cousin marriage will vary according to world region (58).


Nonlateral cousin marriage is most freuent, occuring in 83% of North American, 70% of Insular Pacific, and 66% of African societies. Duolateral cousin marriage is most prevalent in South America (44%), and quadrilateral cousin marriage is most prevalent in the Circum-Mediterranean (47%).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


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