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) The Royal Society Publishing Published In Pages: 1-12
By Surowiec, Alexandra, Snyder, Kate T., Creanza, Nicole


Matriliny/matrilocality is associated with the absence of nuclear families.


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. Correlated evolution also failed to find any correlation between matriliny/matrilocality and nuclear families.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi-Square, Correlated EvolutionNot Supported (after Holm-Bonferroni Correction)p = .809, p = 1, p = .302, p = .036UNKNOWNOne tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Nuclear FamilyAssociationNuclear Family
MatrilinyAssociationRule Of Descent