Big and tall parents do not have more sons
|Title:||Big and tall parents do not have more sons||Authors:||Denny, Kevin||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/959||Date:||4-Feb-2008||Abstract:||In a 2005 paper Kanezawa proposed a generalisation of the classic Trivers- Willard hypothesis. It was argued that as a result taller and heavier parents should have more sons relative to daughters. Using two British cohort studies, evidence was presented which was partly consistent with the hypothesis. I analyse the relationship between an individual being male and their parents’ height and weight using one of the datasets. No evidence of any such relationship is found.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Geary Institute||Copyright (published version):||Geary Institute 2008||Subject LCSH:||Parent and child
Human reproduction--Physiological aspects
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Working Papers|
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