Fertility and mode of subsistence: a phylogenetic analysis

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 38 Published In Pages: 878-889
By Sellen, Daniel W., Mace, Ruth


A culturally independent association exists between dependence on agriculture and fertility(879).


The sample was also divided into permanently settled groups and groups with some mobility. An association between agriculture and fertility was found among non-permanent groups, but not among permanently settled groups.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionSupportedp<.0050.37UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Dependence On AgricultureIndependentFood Quest
Total Fertility RateDependentBirth Statistics