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

Hypothesis

Metalworking (presumably within a population) is incompatible with matrilocality (4).

Note

The original variable tested was 'economic specializations' however, within that larger classification the only subset statistically significant was metalworking. The researchers also tested the different variables listed below against matriliny and matrilocality. The only reported p value here was the significance of the association between economic specializations and matrilocality using the SCCS which is reflected in the hypothesis above. See the table for more details.

Test

Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi-SquareSupportedp <.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN

Variables

Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
MatrilocalityDependentResidence
MetalworkingIndependentMetallurgy
MatrilinyDependentRule Of Descent
Class IndependentClasses
CasteIndependentCastes
Economic specializationsIndependentBusiness And Industrial Organization