Fertility, Polygyny and Their Interrelations in Temne Society'

@inproceedings{Dorjahn1958FertilityPA,
  title={Fertility, Polygyny and Their Interrelations in Temne Society'},
  author={Vernon R. Dorjahn},
  year={1958}
}
THE purpose of this paper is to consider the relations between polygyny and reproduction in the light of the Temne cultural background.2 The opinions of previous writers have been divided concerning the effect of polygyny on reproduction. Culwick and Culwick (1938:379) insist that limited polygyny, where a man has two or three wives, has no effect. On the other hand, Gessain (1948:493) feels that the effect of polygyny may be so great that demographic measures based on a monogamous assumption… CONTINUE READING

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