Cross-cultural differences in sexual dimorphism: is there any variance to be explained?

Ethnology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 6 Published In Pages: 219-225
By Gaulin, Steven J.C., Boster, James S.


This study retests data on sexual dimorphism of body size from the Wolfe and Gray (1982) study. The authors challenge previous explanations for variation in sexual dimorphism across cultures. They find that there is a consistent level of sexual dimorphism across cultures, regardless of cultural traits or average body size.


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OtherFrom Wolfe and Gray (1982)