Paternity Uncertainty and Parent–Offspring Conflict Explain Restrictions on Female Premarital Sex across Societies

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 33 Springer Published In Pages: 215-235
By Šaffa, Gabriel, Duda, Pavel, Zrzavý, Jan


Female premarital sex is more likely to be restricted in societies where female contribution to subsistence is low.


This is a proxy for whether women control the prevalence of premarital sex. Posterior probability (PP) = 95.55%, b=-.52, compatibility interval (CI) = (-1.01, -.03).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordered Logistic RegressionSupportedUNKNOWNb=-.52UNKNOWN