Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

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


Prevalence of bride price and bride service will vary according to world region (59).


Bride price and bride service are m,ost prevalent in Africa (90%), the Circum-Mediterranean (69%), East Eurasia (62%), and South America (49%). Token or nonexistent exchange is present in in 56% of North American societies, while exchange of persons or gifts is found rarely except in Insular Pacific societies (30%).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


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