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.


Sex-based role and behavior differences will be positively associated with Population Growth Rate (PGR) (58).


Sex-based role and behavior differences measured as a composite of 24 different variables, including sex-based economic differences, sex-based differences in religious ceremonies, orientations of males and females toward different supernatural beings, sex-based relationships with the supernatural, sex-based differences in afterlife and rites of passage, care, affection, and discipline from Parents by sex of parent, care, affection, and discipline toward children by sex of child, training of boys and girls more by one sex than the other, sex differences in showing affection within and outside family, hostility within and outside family, acquisitiveness, sex drive, modesty, general emotion, reaction to pain, and willingness to risk injury.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GammaNot Supportedp = 0.50gamma = 0.0UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Sex-Based Role and Behavior DifferencesIndependentGender Status