Being in charge: older women and their younger female kin

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 231-254
By Brown, Judith K., Subbaiah, Perla, Sarah, Therese


"In those societies in which the contribution of women to subsistence is minimal, and in which post-marital residence is patrilocal, and in which descent is patrilineal, mothers-in-law will confine young wives and monitor their behavior and mothers-in-law will be punitive" (233).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN