Men’s status and reproductive success in 33 nonindustrial societies: Effects of subsistence, marriage system, and reproductive strategy

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol/Iss. 113(39) National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C Published In Pages: 10824-10829
By von Rueden, Christopher R., Jaeggi, Adrian V.


Male status is positively associated with mating effort, but not with offspring mortality (10825).


Fertility (posterior mean = 0.237) and mating success (posterior mean = 0.200) were more strongly associated with male status than were productivity, age, and interbirth interval of wife (posterior mean = -0.003) and offspring mortality (posterior mean = 0.084), especially among polygynous groups.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetic multilevel metaregressionSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN