Family Size and Community Organization: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 34(2) HRAF New Haven, Connecticut Published In Pages: 152-189
By Bondarenko, Dmitri, Korotayev, Andrey V.


Communities composed of smaller families, as opposed to larger families, will have elected (formal or informal) leadership.


Even though the association is weak, further tests suggest that there are still grounds to maintain the existence of a significant relationship.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher's Exact TestSupportedp < .001-0.192UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Communal LeadershipDependentCommunity Structure, Community Heads
Family SizeIndependentNuclear Family, Extended Families