Diversity and homogeneity in world societies

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


Duration of postpartum sex taboo will vary according to world region (59).


67% of societies in Africa impose a postpartum sex taboo of more than one year, while the taboo in 44% of societies in East Eurasia is less than one month. 40% or more of societies in the Circum-Mediterranean, Insular Pacific, and North and South America impose taboos of between one month and one year.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupport claimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
World RegionIndependentIdentification, Location
Duration of Postpartum Sex TabooDependentGeneral Sex Restrictions, Postnatal Care