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Among many primitive tribal peoples even today, a marriage is not solemnized until the first child is born, and if no child is born the man is at liberty to leave the woman.
Biologists have long noted that among the lower animals the natural instinct is to protect the young and supply food for their subsistence.
Many anthropologists and social historians have expressed their views that early humans practiced polygamy (one man with several women in the marriage union) or polyandry (several men with one woman).
Regardless of the reasons for the disproportion between the sexes, they would lead to monogamy, the marriage of one man to one woman—marriage as it most commonly exists in modern civilized societies.
In communities where men were scarce, a woman would try to hold the affections of one man to be assured of his protection and a constant supply of food.
In those tribes or societies where women were in short supply, a man would want to be assured of at least one woman whom he would not have to share.
Some social historians argue that children presented the greatest incentive toward monogamy.
For another, among those tribes and nations who were constantly at war with each other, there would inevitably be a scarcity of men in proportion to the women.