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  1. Degree of polygyny will be positively related to brideprice (2).Hartung, John - Polygyny and inheritance of wealth, 1982 - 2 Variables

    This study tests the hypothesis that humans tend to transmit wealth to male heirs where polygyny is possible. The results support this hypothesis.

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  2. Higher degrees of polygyny are positively associated with male bias in inheritance (87).Cowlishaw, Guy - Cross-cultural patterns of marriage and inheritance: a phylogenetic approach, 1994 - 2 Variables

    This study presents a phylogenetic approach to the work of Hartung (1982) on the relationship between inheritance and marriage patterns. Results indicate that polygyny is associated with male-biased inheritance.

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  3. A man's reproductive fitness will be most enhanced if he transfer's his heritable wealth to his son rather than his daughter (611).Hartung, John - On natural selection and the inheritance of wealth, 1976 - 1 Variables

    This study examines the relative reproductive benefits of different types of inheritance strategies. The author argues that, on the basis of the chromosomal corollary, a male's reproductive fitness will be most enhanced if his wealth transfers to his son and his son's son rather than to his daughter. Results from previous cross-cultural studies are provided in support of this hypothesis.

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  4. "The relative frequency of masculine and feminine nouns in languages with sex gender may be partially determined by . . . the degree of 'sex bias' present in the social structure" (206)Munroe, Robert L. - A cross cultural study of sex gender and social structure, 1969 - 4 Variables

    Authors hypothesize that grammatical sex gender may be related to social structural variables. Results support this hypothesis and suggest that the degree of sex bias in the social structure is associated with the relative frequency of masculine and feminine nouns in languages with sex gender.

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  5. In societies where males exhibit greater power and status than females, males will partake in extramarital sexual activities and be in polygynous relationships.Raj, Vrishica - Effects of male power and status on polygyny, extramarital sex, and parental..., 2018 - 3 Variables

    The present research inquires into the effects, if any, that male status and power have on extramarital sex, parental investment, and polygyny. Using sexual selection theory, the hypothesis is that males in higher positions of power and status are more likely to engage in extramarital sexual activities and be in polygynous relationships was supported. There was no support for an association between male extramarital sex and parental investment.

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  6. "When general polygyny and a male organization are both present, the absent-father family pattern is likely to occur" (387)Young, Frank W. - The function of male initiation ceremonies: a cross-cultural test of an alte..., 1962 - 3 Variables

    This study investigates theories of male initiation ceremonies. The author examines a hypothesis related to child-rearing variables (sleeping arrangements and post-partum taboo) and rejects it based on empirical analysis. An alternative hypothesis related to male solidarity is offered.

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  7. A low male to female sex ratio will be positively associated with polygyny (6).Hooper, Paul L. - Explaining monogamy and polygyny among foragers and horticulturalists, 2006 - 2 Variables

    This article tests several hypotheses related to the presence or absence of polygyny. Results suggest a negative relationship between polygyny and male provisioning, and positive relationships between polygyny and warfare, interpersonal aggression, and pathogen stress.

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  8. Social stratification (degree of variation in male status) is positively associated with degree of polygyny among forager and horticulturalists (p. 52).Marlowe, Frank W. - Paternal investment and the human mating system, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This article explores the interrelated roles of male parental investment (males' infant/child care and resource provisioning) and male-male competition (variation in male status) on the degree of monogamy or polygyny in a society. Marlowe argues that Degree of parental investment affects females' interest in resource-shopping versus gene-shopping. Also discussed is the idea that male-male competition affects males' inclination toward harem-defense or coercive polygyny. Particular attention is paid to variation in parental investment and male stratification across subsistence types.

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  9. The degree to which a woman's marriage is arranged by her family will be positively related to the degree to which women inherit valuable goods or property (20).Hull, Brooks - The economics of misbehavior, love and marriage contract enforcement, 1989 - 2 Variables

    This study examines the predictors of arranged marriage versus marriage for love. Several predictions are supported and results uphold the hypothesis that "societies promote the method of marriage contract enforcement best adapted to available production technology, incentives to misbehave, and methods of coercion."

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  10. Controlling on age at marriage, the presence/absence of male mortality in warfare will be associated with polygyny (13).Ember, Melvin - Alternative predictors of polygyny, 1984 - 3 Variables

    "This paper describes how the "sex-ratio" explanation of polygyny compares with some alternative, supposedly causal explanations. The results suggest that polygyny is best predicted by two statistically independent factors--high male mortality in warfare…and delayed age of marriage for men."

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