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  1. Women’s power in marriage will be associated with nuclear rather than extended family organization (124).Warner, Rebecca L. - Social organization, spousal resources, and marital power: a cross-cultural ..., 1986 - 2 Variables

    This study examines the effect of family structural complexity, residence and descent system, and female contribution to subsistence on women's power in marriage. Results suggest that wives have more power in marriage where there is nuclear family organization and matrilocality. The authors suggest that resource theory should broaden its conception of valued resources to include dimensions such as family organization patterns.

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  2. Matrilineality and double descent will be associated with women's overt political power (70).Low, Bobbi S. - Sex, coalitions, and politics in preindustrial societies, 1992 - 3 Variables

    This article investigates possible correlates of women’s overt political power in a cross-cultural sample. Rule of descent—specifically, matrilineal or double descent— is the only factor the author found to be associated with women’s overt political power. Several other factors, including sex ratio, subsistence type, contribution to subsistence, and political system, are not associated. The author also includes a discussion of political activity among chimpanzees, as well as a brief ethnographic summary of several societies in which women have political power.

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  3. There will be a positive relationship between female allies and women's resource control, political power, and prevailing attitudes about women's behavior (19).Yanca, Catherine - Female allies and female power a cross-cultural analysis, 2004 - 4 Variables

    This study tests the various ecological and social influences of women's political power and resource control in polygynous societies cross-culturally. Results suggest that women who are closer to their kin and have sisters as cowives are more likely to have resource control and power.

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  4. Patrilineality and male inheritance will be negatively associated with women's participation in religious rituals (54, 60).Fink, Virginia S. - A cross-cultural test of Nancy Jay's theory about women, sacrificial blood a..., 2004 - 3 Variables

    This article examines the restriction of women in religious ritual, focusing on cultural traits that favor men's power. Results suggest that patrilineality and male inheritance correlate with the restriction of women’s participation in ritual.

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  5. Foraging economy type (Classic, transitional, human-wealth oriented, intangible-wealth oriented, politically oriented, and physical-wealth oriented) will be associated with certain social structural characteristics (50).Frederic L. Pryor - Economic Systems of Foraging, Agricultural, and Industrial Societies, 2005 - 13 Variables

    The second and third parts of this book classify the economic systems of foraging and agricultural societies in the SCCS based on correlations between their institutions of property an distribution. These economic types are then examined for relationships with other social, political, demographic, and environmental factors in order to draw tentative conclusions regarding the origins of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. The fourth part of the book uses cross-national data to examine similar associations in industrial/service economies, and is not included here.

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  6. "When women have more female allies, restrictive ideas about women's behavior should be relatively rare" (20).Yanca, Catherine - Female allies and female power a cross-cultural analysis, 2004 - 2 Variables

    This study tests the various ecological and social influences of women's political power and resource control in polygynous societies cross-culturally. Results suggest that women who are closer to their kin and have sisters as cowives are more likely to have resource control and power.

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  7. Matrilocal postmarital residence rules will be associated with higher status for women (33)Whyte, Martin King - The status of women in preindustrial societies, 1978 - 2 Variables

    This book is concerned with explaining variation in the status of women. The author, after measuring over 50 aspects of status, first concludes that status is not a unitary concept. Therefore the author looks at 10 different domains of status. Many traditional explanations are not supported; most support is found for the influence of social complexity which generally lowers female status.

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  8. In societies where females are more dominant, there will be less restrictive extramarital sex norms (190).Broude, Gwen J. - Extramarital sex norms in cross-cultural perspective, 1980 - 4 Variables

    This study examines the double standard regarding extramarital norms for men and women in relation to other sociocultural factors. Results suggest that a double standard is significantly related to post-partum sex taboos, hypermasculinity, and father absence.

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  9. Women's power in kin group is positively associated with marital quality (214-5)Hendrix, Lewellyn - Quality and equality in marriage: a cross-cultural view, 1997 - 2 Variables

    This article presents a review of the scholarly work relating to marital quality. Cross-cultural testing of various predictors of marital qualtiy are presented singlely as well as multiple regression analyses.

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  10. Women’s access to the shaman role will be positively associated with women’s power in kin networks and negatively associated with control of property (88).Welch, Michael R. - Female exclusion from religious roles: a cross-cultural test of competing ex..., 1982 - 3 Variables

    This article examines three theories regarding the lack of participation by women in community religious roles. Empirical analysis suggests that only resource theory has predictive power. Most clearly it suggests that women are more likely to be shamans in societies in which they are highly influential in kin networks but maintain minimal control of property. Neither gynephobia nor the presence of sex-differentiated social spheres appears associated with the prohibition of women’s participation in religious roles.

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