Male contribution to diet and female reproductive success

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 42 Published In Pages: 755-760
By Marlowe, Frank W.


This article seeks to understand male-female bonding by testing the relationship between male contribution to subsistence (a proxy for male provisioning) and female reproductive success in foraging societies. Analysis supports a positive association.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
OtherCombinationThe sample included every society that derived all or almost all of its subsistence from foraging and had data on at least one of the relevant variables, a total of 161

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