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 associated least frequently with monogamy and increasingly frequently with family forms characterized by increasing isolation of the wife from her husband and the rest of the household" (246)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.01UNKNOWNTwo-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Isolation Of Wife From HusbandIndependentPolygamy
Long Postpartum TabooDependentGeneral Sex Restrictions, Postnatal Care