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 societies with small mean community sizes, those with extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.


Small mean community size is defined as less than 50 members in a community.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi correlationSupportedp=0.047Phi=-0.345UNKNOWN


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