Toward monogamy: a cross-cultural study of correlates of type of marriage

Social Forces Vol/Iss. 44 Published In Pages: 8-16
By Osmond, Marie W.


"Monogamy is significantly related to a greater degree of societal complexity than is polygyny. . . . The organizational pattern most characteristic of polygynous societies can be noted as relatively intermediate in complexity rather than very simple" (15)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Level Of Societal ComplexityIndependentTerritorial Organization
Type Of MarriageDependentPolygamy