Comparative study of reproductive skew and pair-bond stability using genealogies from 80 small-scale human societies

American Journal of Human Biology Published In Pages: 1-8
By Ellsworth, Ryan M., Shenk, Mary K., Bailey, Drew H., Walker, Robert S.


Male reproductive skew (proxy measure being incidence of paternal half-siblings) will be highest in horticultural societies in comparison to other subsistence modes. (2)


Horticulturalists and agropastoralists have higher skew.


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