Types of family and types of economy

American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 66 Published In Pages: 215-225
By Nimkoff, M. F., Middleton, Russell


"There is a rough relationship between type of family system and the subsistence pattern ordered according to productivity and stability: independent family most common in hunting and gathering . . . extended family prevaling where fishing, agriculture dominant . . ." (216-217)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Subsistence PatternIndependentAnnual Cycle, Diet, Production And Supply
Type Of FamilyDependentNuclear Family, Extended Families