Correlates of the long post-partum taboo: a cross-cultural study

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 13 Published In Pages: 238-249
By Saucier, Jean-Francois


"A long postpartum taboo will be more frequent . . . in societies subsisting mainly on extensive agriculture and horticulture . . . in contrast to societies subsisting mainly on gathering, hunting, fishing, animal husbandry . . . intensive or modern agriculture" (243)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.005UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Agriculture And HorticultureIndependentMnemonic Devices, Tillage, Diet
Long Postpartum TabooDependentPostnatal Care