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


"Medium" community size is defined as having between 200-1000 members


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi correlationSupportedp=0.007Phi=-0.457UNKNOWN


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