Population growth, society, and culture: an inventory of cross-culturally tested causal hypotheses

HRAF Press New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 126
By Sipes, Richard G.


Usefulness of children to parents will be positively associated with Population Growth Rate (PGR) (56).


Usefulness of children to parents measured as a composite of 10 different variables, including male and female needs to have child for citizenship qualification and political office, political support for males and females from their children, the need to have children to increase male and female incomes, and the male and female needs for children to increase own esteem.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GammaNot Supportedp = 0.18gamma = 0.19UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Population Growth RateDependentPopulation
Usefulness of Children to ParentsIndependentChildhood Activities, Status Of Children