Some further evidence against the Trivers Willard hypothesis in homo sapiens

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Title: Some further evidence against the Trivers Willard hypothesis in homo sapiens
Authors: Denny, Kevin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1203
Date: 1-Aug-2008
Abstract: The Trivers Willard hypothesis – that higher maternal quality is associated with a higher sex ratio – is tested using a large population survey from 12 European countries. Several outcomes are studied, the proportion of children born who are male and the sex of the first three children. The principal explanatory variables of interest are mother’s education, marital status and age at birth. Little evidence, if any, of such a relationship is found.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Copyright (published version): 2008, Geary Institute
Keywords: Sex ratio;Maternal quality
Subject LCSH: Sex ratio
Mothers--Social conditions
Mothers--Anthropometry
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Economics Research Collection

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