Comparing explanations of polygyny

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 41 Human Relations Area Files, Inc. New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 428-440
By Ember, Melvin, Ember, Carol R., Low, Bobbi S.


When controlling for pathogen stress and male mortality in war, the absence of the plow will be positively associated with nonsororal polygyny


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Logistic regressionSupportedp=0.01UNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Nonsororal PolygynyDependent variablePolygamy
Absence of the plowIndependent variableTillage, Agricultural Machinery