Bride theft and raiding for wives in cross-cultural perspective

Anthropological Quarterly Vol/Iss. 71 Published In Pages: 238-252
By Ayres, Barbara


"Table IV indicates that bride theft occurs only rarely where parents exercise either absolute control or no control over their daughters' marriages, but is present in nearly half the societies in which controls are of a intermediate degree of strictness" (242)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Bride TheftDependentMode Of Marriage
Parental Control Over Daughter's MarriageIndependentArranging A Marriage