Study by Dr. Joseph Henrich showing more crime in polygamous cultures

VANCOUVER — Polygamy leads to increased crime, according to just-published study by a University of B.C. researcher

Prof. Joe Henrich found that when rich men take more than one wife, it leaves a deficit of women leading to increased fighting and competition for the remaining women.

“You have low-status men who are desperate for resources,” said Henrich, a professor in the departments of psychology and economics. “More polygamy leads to a greater proportion of unmarried men, which leads to increased crime.”

Read the original article HERE 

There’s the study itself in The Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society HERE as well.

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