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Formal Models and Methods for the Analysis of Kinship and Household Organization

Susan De Vos and Alberto Palloni
Population Index
Vol. 55, No. 2 (Summer, 1989), pp. 174-198
DOI: 10.2307/3644867
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3644867
Page Count: 26
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Abstract

This paper discusses the use of formal models for analyzing kin-group and household organization. We begin by presenting a conceptual framework that relates the supply of kin to rules of household formation, demographic constraints, and observed household structure. This framework is used to evaluate an array of techniques and models of kinship and households.

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