A model of the sexual division of labor

American Ethnologist Vol/Iss. 4 Published In Pages: 227-251
By Burton, Michael L., Brunder, Lilyan A., White, Douglas R.


This study presents a model of sexual division of labor using entailment analysis that accounts for distance of the task away from home and danger of the task. Results support the notion that childbirth and nursing are the main constraints on the sexual division of labor and that men tend to be allocated tasks that are more distant and dangerous.


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