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From Sex to Gender

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  • Evelyn Korn

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

  • Lena Edlund

Abstract

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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  • Evelyn Korn & Lena Edlund, 2006. "From Sex to Gender," Marburg Working Papers on Economics 200615, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
  • Handle: RePEc:mar:volksw:200615
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