Female status, food security, and stature sexual dimorphism: Testing mate choice as a mechanism in human self-domestication
American Journal of Physical Anthropology • Vol/Iss. 167 • Wiley Periodicals, Inc. • • Published In • Pages: 458-469 •
By Gleeson, Ben Thomas, Kushnick, Geoff
In societies where females have the social status to exercise mate choice, there will be lower stature sexual dimorphism (SSD), but only if there is high food security.
Food security is a mediating variable. When females have high social status, there is lower stature sexual stature than when female status is low. The results are stronger when there is food security.
|Multiple Linear Regression||Supported||p < .002||R squared = .54||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Female Social Status||Independent||Gender Status, Gender Roles And Issues|
|Stature Sexual Dimorphism (SSD)||Dependent||Anthropometry|
|Female Subsistence||Control||Agriculture, Tillage, Division Of Labor By Gender|