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.


Adolescent sex knowledge will be negatively associated with Population Growth Rate (PGR) (66).


Adolescent sex knowledge measured as a composite of 10 variables, including discussion of sex by adults while boys and girls are present, adults engaging in sexual activity while boys and girls are present, adults joking with boys and girls, permission for boys and girls to experiment in sex, and introduction of boys and girls to sex by adults.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GammaNot Supportedp = 0.25Gamma= -0.14UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Population Growth RateDependentPopulation
Adolescent Sex KnowledgeIndependentSexuality, Status Of Adolescents