Replication in cross-cultural research: descent, marriage system, and mode of production

Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Vol/Iss. 127 Published In Pages: 82-145
By De Leeuwe, J.


"Cross-cousin marriage occurs relatively more often in non-industrialised societies" (103)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Z ScoresSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Cross-cousin MarriageDependentRegulation Of Marriage
Mode Of ProductionIndependentProduction And Supply

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
De Leeuwe, J."Cross-cousin marriage (versus all other possible marriage systems) occurs proportionally more often with (each of the) single unilineal systems than with bilaterality" (90)
De Leeuwe, J."Patriliny versus matriliny is linked relatively more strongly with other than cross-cousin marriage systems . . . and with other than extractive subsistence type (industrialisation left out) provided [non-extractive] subsistence type is accompanied by marital neolocality" (112)
De Leeuwe, J."The correlation between marital neolocality . . . and industrialization is very close" (101)
De Leeuwe, J."Homans and Schneider (1955) say that marriage partners are sought preferably within a group of which the head exerts no jural authority over ego. . . . Replication of the research [shows] that patrilineal societies [prefer] MBD but matrilineal societies don't prefer FZD" (82, 88)
Goody, Jack"In cross-cousin relationship . . . joking is the most frequent mode of behavior. . . . Avoidance and respect are almost exclusively associated with prohibition on marriage and license is associated only with permitted marriage. . . . Joking behavior is found with both forms" (199, 201)