Traditional agriculture practices and the sex ratio today

PLoS ONE Vol/Iss. 13(1) Public Library of Science Published In Pages: 1-14
By Alesina, Alberto, Giuliano, Paola, Nunn, Nathan


Traditions of plow based agriculture are associated with a higher male-to-female sex ratio in present-day countries (7)


Varying p-values stem from sex ratios for different age groups


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multivariate OLSSupportedp<.10 to p<.01.20 to .31UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Male-to-Female Sex RatioDependent variableBirth Statistics, Composition Of Population, Morbidity, Population
Use of PlowIndependent variableTillage, Agricultural Machinery