Greater wealth inequality, less polygyny: rethinking the polygyny threshold model

Journal of The Royal Society Interface Vol/Iss. 15(144) Royal Society Publishing London Published In Pages: 1-15
By Ross, Cody T., Borgerhoff Mulder, Monique, Oh, Seung-Yun, Bowles, Samuel, Beheim, Bret, Bruce, John, Caudell, Mark, Clark, Gregory, Colleran, Heidi, Cortez, Carmen, Draper, Patricia, Greaves, Russell D., Gurven, Michael, Headland, Thomas, Headland, Janet, Hill, Kim, Hewlett, Barry S., Kaplan, Hillard S., Koster, Jeremy M., McElreath, Richard L., Yu, Douglas, Shepard Jr., Glenn, Kramer, Karen L., Marlowe, Frank W., Nolin, David, Quinlan, Marsha B., Quinlan, Robert J., Revilla-Minaya, Caissa, Scelza, Brooke, Schacht, Ryan, Shenk, Mary, Uehara, Ray, Voland, Eckart, Willfuhr, Kai, Winterhalder, Bruce, Ziker, John


Stratified agricultural economies will be associated with an increased frequency of poor men lacking the resources to secure wives polygynously (1)


Due to the use of Bayesian statistics, p-values are not listed in the results of this paper.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multi-level regression modelSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Type Of EconomyIndependent variableAgriculture, Food Quest, Production And Supply
Wealth InequalityDependent variableAccumulation Of Wealth, Classes, Status, Role, And Prestige