Warfare, sex ratio and polygyny

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 13 Published In Pages: 197-206
By Ember, Melvin


"[Societies] with a high male loss in warfare are significantly more likely to have an imbalanced sex ratio in favor of females than . . . [societies] with a low or zero male loss in warfare" (201-202)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of ranksSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Male Mortality In WarfareUNKNOWNMortality, Aftermath Of Combat
Sex RatioUNKNOWNComposition Of Population