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


Agricultural populations will show a reduced rate of polygyny and increased rates of monogamy relative to other subsistence systems (3)


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


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Type Of MarriageDependent variableRegulation Of Marriage, Polygamy
Type Of SubsistenceIndependent variableFood Quest, Animal Husbandry, Tillage