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.


The presence of the plow will decrease female contribution to agriculture (574).


Correlation coefficient, Pearson's R=-.38 for female contribution to agriculture and presence of the plow. Multiple regression: Presence of the plow is a weak predictor of female participation in agriculture once other variables are controlled for.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Correlation, multiple regressionSupportedp<.005UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Contribution To AgricultureDependentDivision Of Labor By Gender
Presence Of The PlowIndependentAgricultural Machinery