Affiliations: Structural Determinants of Differential Divorce Rates

American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 69(1) The University of Chicago Press Published In Pages: 13-20
By Ackerman, Charles


The levirate, which completely severs the wife from her prior affiliations and incorporates her into her husband's affiliations, should be a sufficient condition, in societies practicing it, to produce a low divorce rate (475)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher's Exact TestSupportedp=.0002Yule’s Q=1UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Divorce RatesDependentTermination Of Marriage
LevirateIndependentSecondary Marriages