Because of colonialism, Christianity and western education; the vehicles for westernisation, traditional polygynous
marital practices tend to be despised as they are regarded as uncivilised, backwards and counter development.
After accounting for the effects of other predictors, polygynous
women compared to monogamous women in their household decision-making autonomy.
The family with the largest sample size that we study (Figure 3) includes Alice, a widowed farmer and one of 12 cowives in a polygynous
They also suggest that "the DHS could improve researchers' ability to explore [unmet need in polygynous
settings] by systematically including questions directed toward men in polygynous
unions concerning their contraceptive use with each partner and their fertility preferences with each partner.
Campbell conducted interviews with women from Bountiful about their experience living in polygynous
marriages and has published two papers on her research in the community (Campbell 2008, 2009).
Males are more aggressive than females in a number of polygynous
ruminants (Clutton-Brock et al.
The magnitude of human sex differences in mortality profile is consistent with slight polygyny when viewed in comparison with other species of mammals and birds, by which socially monogamous species tend to have more similar male:female mortality profiles, and by which greater male mortality risk occurs the more polygynous
a species (Clutton-Brock & Isvaran, 2007).
Whereas Tibetan men can freely depart from a marriage if they feel their sexual access has been unduly restricted, as a broad, sweeping generalization, this tended not to be the case for women in polygynous
marriages during Aquinas's time.
Conversely, male space use generally increases with age, primarily during the breeding (summer) season due to polygynous
mating (Minta, 1993).
Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus; hereafter Sage-Grouse) are a polygynous
galliform that inhabits the sagebrush steppe of western North America.
255) In a polygynous
household, this means that one man is simultaneously married to more than one woman, but the women are not married to each other.
She identifies five types of reference to sexual habits by the Polo commentator, labeling them "The Nakedness Topos," "Feminine Promiscuity," "The Communal Woman, "The Cuckold Ideal," and "The Polygynous
Household" (125) and shows how each topos operates in her sources.