A worldwide view of matriliny: using cross-cultural analyses to shed light on human kinship systems

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Vol/Iss. 347(1780) n/a Published In Pages: 1-12
By Surowiec, Alexandra, Snyder, Kate T., Creanza, Nicole


The rule of exogamous marriage is difficult to reconcile with matriliny (matrilineal puzzle) (4).


The first p value given is the significance of the association between the trait and matriliny using the SCCS, and the second is using the supertree. The third p value given is the significance between the trait and matrilocality using the SCCS, and the fourth is using the supertree.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi-SquareNot supported (after Holm-Bonferroni Correction)p = 0.06, p=0.36, p= .008, p= .032UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
ExogamyIndependentRegulation Of Marriage, Kin Groups
MatrilinyDependentRule Of Descent