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The family structure and marriage system of tre-ba were characterized by two fundamental principles: A "stem family" is one in which a married child is inextricably linked to his natal family in a common household.The "mono-marital principle" dictates that for each and every generation, one and only one marriage is permitted collectively among all the male siblings, and the children born out of this marriage are members of the family unit who have full legal rights.Their primary civil responsibility was to pay taxes (tre-ba and khral-pa means "taxpayer"), and to supply corvée services that included both human and animal labor to their district authority.According to Goldstein, the entire family structure and marriage system were subordinated to serve the land and corporate family unit.
Since 1981, the Tibet Autonomous Region government no longer permits new polyandric marriages under family law.
As a matter of fact, Tibetan inheritance rules of family land, mainly based on agnatic links, did provide for each generation to partition the land between brothers, but this was ignored to prevent the estate unit from being threatened.
Polygamous marriage, therefore arose as a solution to this potential threat.
One reason put forward in traditional literature is that by not allowing land to be split between brothers, Tibetan families retained farms sufficiently large to continue supporting their family.
Another reason for polyandry is that the mountainous terrain makes some of the farm land difficult to farm, requiring more physical strength.