Measurement of cultural complexity

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 12 Published In Pages: 379-392
By Murdock, George Peter, Provost, Caterina


"Bilateral descent strongly predominates at the level of Low Complexity, . . . its incidence declines in the middle ranges, especially sharply at the Upper Middle level, but rises to nearly 50 per cent among the cultures of highest complexity" (391-392)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of meansSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Bilateral DescentAssociationRule Of Descent, Kindreds And Ramages
Cultural ComplexityAssociationNONE