Pathways to social inequality

Evolutionary Human Sciences Vol/Iss. 3(e35) Cambridge University Press Cambridge Published In Pages: 1-14
By Haynie, Hannah J., Kavanaugh, Patrick H., Jordan, Fiona M. , Ember, Carol R. , Gray, Russell D. , Greenhill, Simon J. , Kirby, Kathryn R. , Kushnick, Geoff , Low, Bobbi S., Tuff, Ty, Vilela, Bruno, Botero, Carlos A. , Gavin, Michael C.


Norms favoring the hereditary transmission of wealth will influence the development of institutionalized social inequality.


Three measures were used for norms favoring the hereditary transmission of wealth. Two had a directly significant correlation with the development of social inequality: real property unigeniture (direct effect size=0.918) and hereditary political succession (direct effect size=0.848). One, movable property unigeniture, was not significantly correlated (p>0.05).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Path diagramsSupportedp<0.05See noteUNKNOWN