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  • Evelyn Korn

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    (Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Philipps Universitaet Marburg)

  • Lena Edlund

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Why are we not hermaphrodites? This paper argues that while hermaphroditism is an e±cient means by which genes may propagate themselves, inherent tendencies towards polygyny undermine its stabil- ity. Understanding the forces that have established a segregation of sex functions between male and female individuals provides insight into the concept of gender.

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Paper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series Marburg Working Papers on Economics with number 200615.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mar:volksw:200615

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