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Waiting for Trivers and Willard: do the rich really favor sons?

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Parental investment theory has been put forward as a major evolutionary argument explaining male or female biased birth sex ratio, the Trivers-Willard (T-W) hypothesis, predicting that parents living in good circumstances will bias their investment to sons, whereas parents in poor circumstances will bias their investment toward daughters. Tests of the T-W hypothesis on human beings have shown limited evidence for parents appearing to differentiate their investment to sons or daughters accordi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/ajpa.1058

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Research group:
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Anthropology Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
1
Pages:
71-79
Publication date:
2001-05-01
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English
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ora:8437
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2014-05-13

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