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 complex town/city societies, those with extended family structures will be less likely to have democratic communal leadership structures than those with nuclear family structures.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi correlationMarginally Supportedp=0.08Phi=-0.365UNKNOWN


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