Matrilineal inheritance: New theory and analysis

@inproceedings{Hartung1985MatrilinealIN,
  title={Matrilineal inheritance: New theory and analysis},
  author={John Hartung},
  year={1985}
}
In most cultures, extramarital sex is highly restricted for women. In most of those cultures, men transfer wealth to their own sons (patrilineal inheritance). In some cultures extramarital sex is not highly restricted for women, and in most of those cultures, men transfer wealth to their sisters' sons (matrilineal inheritance). Inheritance to sisters' sons ensures a man's biological relatedness to his heirs, and matrilineal inheritance has been posited as a male accommodation to cuckoldry—a… CONTINUE READING

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