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.


Dependence on tree crops will be associated with decreased female participation in agriculture (577).


Pearson's R= -.14 for the correlation between tree crops and female contribution to agriculture. In the multiple regression, tree crops were found to have a universally negative effect on female agricultural participation.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Correlation, multiple regressionSupportedp<.005UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Dependence On Tree CropsIndependentArboriculture, Diet
Female Contribution To AgricultureDependentDivision Of Labor By Gender