Big and Tall Parents do not Have More Sons
AbstractIn a 2005 paper Kanezawa proposed a generalisation of the classic Trivers- Willard hypothesis. It was argued that as a result taller and heavier parents should have more sons relative to daughters. Using two British cohort studies, evidence was presented which was partly consistent with the hypothesis. I analyse the relationship between an individual being male and their parents’ height and weight using one of the datasets. No evidence of any such relationship is found.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Geary Institute, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200803.
Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 04 Feb 2008
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- Jean-Louis Arcand, Matthias Rieger, 2011. "Parental Height and the Sex Ratio," IHEID Working Papers 05-2011, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies.
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