Inuit Sex-Ratio Variation: Population Control, Ethnographic Error, or Parental Manipulation? [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Smith1994InuitSV,
  title={Inuit Sex-Ratio Variation: Population Control, Ethnographic Error, or Parental Manipulation? [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={E. Smith and S. A. Smith and Judith Anderson and M. Mulder and E. S. Burch and D. Damas and E. Roth and G. Wenzel},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1994},
  volume={35},
  pages={595 - 624}
}
Historical censuses of Inuit (Canadian and North Alaskan Eskimos) often contain highly male-biased juvenile sex ratios that have been interpreted as evidence of female infanticide. We use model life tables to estimate elements of historic Inuit population structure missing from the censuses themselves and use these estimates to examine the major explanations for Inuit sexratio bias found in the literature. The argument hat sex-ratio bias is primarily an artifact of incorrect age assessment due… Expand
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