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  1. Certain characteristics of societies will be significantly correlated in the same direction in both of Murdock's data sets.Rudmin, Floyd Webster - Cross-Cultural Correlates of the Ownership of Private Property: Two Samples ..., 1995 - 55 Variables

    The present study aims to evaluate correlations of private property from two of Murdock's datasets, one of 147 societies (1981) and the other of 312 societies (1967). Altogether the author tested 146 variables coded by Murdock against variables regarding the ownership of land and of movables drawn from Murdock (1967), Simmons (1937), and Swanson (1960). In total, there were 51 statistically significant correlations between private property ownership and other variables. Additionally, the author summarizes the results from this article and the two that preceded it stating that throughout all of the correlations he ran, the practice of agriculture, the use of cereal grains, and the presence of castes and classes were the only variables that predicted private property in all of the datasets that were utilized.

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  2. Ground plan shape will be associated with house hold form.Arwen L. Feather - Circular or rectangular ground plans: Some costs and benefits, 1996 - 2 Variables

    In the present study, Feather explores the relationship between floor plan shape and settlement permanence in order to theorize how mobility strategy influences floor plan choice. Feather incorporates the theoretical framework of previous studies by examining how floor plans and building materials vary across mobility and residential strategies, as well as social and political concerns.

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  3. Social complexity will be positively associated with greater occupational choice for women (207)Naroll, Maud - Women's occupational opportunities: a cross-cultural test, 1989 - 2 Variables

    A brief review of research on women's status is presented. Predictions are tested about women's choice of occupation in relation to levels of social complexity.

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  4. There will be a significant relationship between social complexity and methods used for selection of local headman (49).Greenbaum, Lenora - Cross-cultural study of the use of elections for selection of the village he..., 1977 - 2 Variables

    This study examines variation in economy, political form, social complexity and family relationships between societies using election/consensus decision making for determining leadership and societies that do not use election/consensus decision making. Findings do not show a pattern of variance based on leader selection type.

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  5. Changes in craft specialization will be followed by changes in agricultural intensity, which will then be followed by further changes in craft specialization (140).Dow, Malcolm M. - Agricultural intensification and craft specialization: a nonrecursive model, 1985 - 2 Variables

    This study uses four widely discussed hypotheses regarding the relationship between agricultural intensification and craft specialization to develop a non-recursive model. Authors test the model on both worldwide and regional subsamples. Results show support for a hypothesis proposing a feedback relationship between increasingly productive agricultural systems and the division of labor into nonagricultural craft specialties.

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  6. Rational organization is negatively associated with hereditary stratification, hereditary political succession, slavery, and centralized government (306)Udy, Stanley H., Jr. - Administrative rationality, social setting, and organizational development, 1962 - 5 Variables

    This study examines organizational characteristics associated with administrative rationality, as well as how organizational development differs under varying social or cultural conditions.

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  7. When human sacrifice is present, egalitarian cultures are more likely to gain social stratification (229).Watts, Joseph - Ritual human sacrifice promoted and sustained the evolution of stratified so..., 2016 - 2 Variables

    The social control hypothesis suggests that ritual human sacrifice may have played an important role in the evolution of social stratification, functioning to legitimize class-based power distinctions by pairing displays of ultimate authority with supernatural justifications. Authors test this hypothesis about human sacrifice with a phylogenetic analysis of 93 Austronesian cultures.

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  8. In societies with a full-time occupational specialization, male genital mutilation will be prevalent (378, 116).Textor, Robert B. - A Cross-Cultural Summary: Male Initiation Rites, 1967 - 2 Variables

    Textor summarizes cross-cultural male initiation rites findings pertaining to cultural, environmental, psychological, and social phenomena.

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  9. Societies with low rates of specialized occupations will have adolescent pairs or groups present in a courtship setting (356, 118).Textor, Robert B. - A Cross-Cultural Summary: Adolescent Peer Groups, 1967 - 2 Variables

    Textor summarizes cross-cultural findings on adolescent peer groups pertaining to cultural, environmental, psychological and social phenomena.

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  10. In simple societies, women will have less occupational choice than men (207)Naroll, Maud - Women's occupational opportunities: a cross-cultural test, 1989 - 1 Variables

    A brief review of research on women's status is presented. Predictions are tested about women's choice of occupation in relation to levels of social complexity.

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