Sexual division of labor in agriculture

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 86(3) American Anthropological Association Published In Pages: 568-583
By Burton, Michael L., White, Douglas R.


Seasonal time pressure--as indicated by number of dry months--will be associated with decreased female participation in agriculture (574).


Correlation coefficient, Pearson's R=-.37 for dry months and female participation in agriculture. Multiple Regression: number of dry months was the most consistently replicable variable.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Correlation, multiple regressionSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Female Contribution To AgricultureDependentDivision Of Labor By Gender
Number Of Dry MonthsIndependentClimate