Big and tall parents do not have more sons

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Title: Big and tall parents do not have more sons
Authors: Denny, Kevin
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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Status of Item: Not peer reviewed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
Economics Research Collection

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