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 with more men than women.


This is a proxy for whether women control the prevalence of premarital sex. Posterior probability (PP) = 99.38%, b=.77, compatibility interval (CI) = (.27, 1.25).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordered Logistic RegressionSupportedUNKNOWNb=.77UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Female Premarital SexDependentPremarital Sex Relations
Sex RatioIndependentComposition Of Population