Sexual division of labor in agriculture

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 86(3) American Anthropological Association Published In Pages: 568-583
By Burton, Michael L., White, Douglas R.


Dependence on root crops will be associated with increased female contribution to agriculture.


Correlation: Pearson's R= .35. Multiple regression: "within the Old World, root crops predict higher female agricultural participation; in the New World and Pacific, tree crops predict lower female participation (p.577)".


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Correlation, multiple regressionPartialp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Female agricultural contributionsDependentDivision Of Labor By Gender
Dependence on root cropsIndependentDiet