A cross-cultural study of female initiation rites
American Anthropologist • Vol/Iss. 65 • American Anthropological Association • • Published In • Pages: 837-853 •
By Brown, Judith K.
The presence of female initiation rites will be associated with societies in which females make a significant contribution to subsistence activities
A significant female contribution to subsistence activities occurs when the relative contribution of women is above the median (849). Support for this hypothesis suggests that "when women make a notable contribution to the subsistence activities of their society, female initiation rites are celebrated to assure the competence of the young girl (849)."
|Chi-square||Supported||p < .05||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Female Contribution To Subsistence||Independent||Division Of Labor By Gender|
|Female Initiation Rites||Dependent||Puberty And Initiation|