Marrying kin in small‐scale societies
American Journal of Human Biology • Vol/Iss. 26(3) • Wiley Periodicals, Inc. • • Published In • Pages: 384-388 •
By Walker, Robert S., Bailey, Drew H.
Subsistence based primarily on hunting-gathering will be associated with extensive kinship systems, whereas agropastoralism will be associated with intensive ones (384).
Average spousal relatedness among agropastoralists is found to be >7 times higher than among hunter-gatherers. Additionally, an interaction effect was discovered via polygyny; that is, polygyny and both spousal relatedness (r-squared = 0.59) and inbreeding (r-squared = 0.48) are positively associated among agropastoralists, but not hunter-gatherers.
|Linear Mixed Model (LMM) multiple regression||Supported||p < 0.001||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Inbreeding||Dependent||Kinship Regulation Of Sex|
|Spousal Relatedness||Dependent||Kinship Regulation Of Sex|