The function of male initiation ceremonies: a cross-cultural test of an alternative hypothesis

American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 67(4) The University of Chicago Press Published In Pages: 379-386
By Young, Frank W.


"The two aspects of what may not be labeled 'absent-father family organization' have no empirical relation to initiation ceremonies when male solidarity is controlled" (386)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Goodman and Kruskal's LambdaSupportedUNKNOWN.45UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Initiation CeremoniesDependentPuberty And Initiation
Male SolidarityControlSodalities
Mother-infant Son SleepingIndependent CombinedDwellings, Sleeping, Infant Care
Postpartum TabooIndependent CombinedPostnatal Care