Paternal investment and the human mating system

Behavioural Processes Vol/Iss. 51(1) Elsevier Scientific Publishers B.V. (Biomedical Division) Amsterdam Published In Pages: 45-61
By Marlowe, Frank W.


Virilocality is positively correlated with level of stratification and men's time in subsistence activity (48).


The values listed below correspond to level of stratification first, followed by men's time in subsistence activity.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman's rhoSupportedp = 0.005, p = 0.048rho = 0.20, rho = 0.21UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
StratificationIndependent Social Stratification
Virilocality Dependent Residence
Men's time in subsistence activityIndependent Division Of Labor By Gender