Living quarter arrangements in polygyny and circumcision and segregation of males at puberty

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 13 Published In Pages: 401-413
By Kitahara, Michio


"In polygynous societies, if each co-wife lives in a separate quarter with her children, and if there is a long post-partum sexual taboo, males are most likely to be circumcised and/or segregated at puberty, compared with societies [which lack one or the other of these factors]" (406).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareNot Supportedabove .10UNKNOWNOne-tailed