A Test of an Evolutionary Hypothesis of Violence against Women: The Case of Sex Ratio

Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science Vol/Iss. 8(1) Human Behavior and Evolution Society of Japan Published In Pages: 1-3
By Stone, Emily A.


Violence against women will be positively associated with high male-to-female sex ratio. (1)


Sex ratio is significantly negatively associated with punishment for rape (r = -0.52) and positively associated with presence of wife beating (r = 0.54), but only marginally significantly associated with frequency of rape (r = 0.64).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman's rhoPartially supportedp < 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN