Nuclear vs. Extended Family, Monogamy vs. Polygyny: Democracy vs. Non-Democracy? A Historical-Anthropological Look at Some Socio-Political Problems of Second and Third World Countries

Community, Identity and the State. Comparing Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Routledge New York Published In Pages: 14-41
By Bondarenko, Dmitri M., Korotayev, Andrey V.


Among state societies, those with extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.


"State societies" refers to those with "3-4 supracommunal levels."


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi correlationMarginally Supportedp=0.074Phi=-0.333UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Family SizeIndependentHousehold
Leadership structureDependentCommunity Heads