Love, Marriage, Family Organization and the Puzzle of Neolocality in Non-Industrial Societies: A Cross-Cultural Study

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. Online only Sage Journals Published In Pages: 1-20
By de Munck, Victor C., Korotayev, Andrey V., Ustyuzhanin, Vadim


Monogamy is more likely to be correlated with romantic love being a basis for marriage than other forms of marriage.


Generalized polygyny = 1, occasional polygyny = 2, pure monogamy = 3. Both 2 and 3 are significantly associated with love being a basis for marriage.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinal Logistic RegressionSupported (2 of 2)p=0.002 and p=0.006UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Love as a Basis for MarriageDependentDrives And Emotions, Basis Of Marriage