Demography and childcare in preindustrial societies

Journal of Anthropological Research Vol/Iss. 47(1) University of New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Published In Pages: 1-37
By Hewlett, Barry S.


This study offers a preliminary exploration into the relationships between demography and childcare. Most of the hypotheses presented in this paper are are not formally tested, but are examined using previous research. These hypotheses should be used to inform future research. One hypothesis tested using limited data found that male biased sex ratios are likely to exist in societies where males contribute more calories to the diet than females.


Sample was collected from a variety of ethnographic sources, both published and unpublished.


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