The economics of exogamous marriage in small‐scale societies

Economic Inquiry Vol/Iss. 54(4) Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Published In Pages: 1805-1823
By Dow, Gregory K., Reed, Clyde G., Woodcock, Simon


Rate of exogamy will be positively associated with disparities in productivity between the two residence sites. (1807)


Site productivity is measured by coefficient of variation of annual rainfall (high variation indicating low productivity). All other variables listed below were controlled for.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Two-stage Least Squares (2SLS) regressionSupportedp < 0.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN