Social status and the secondary sex ratio: New evidence on a lingering controversy

  title={Social status and the secondary sex ratio: New evidence on a lingering controversy},
  author={Lee Ellis and Steven Bonin},
  journal={Social Biology},
  pages={35 - 43}
Abstract Because women are more likely than men to use social status as a criterion in mate selection, evolutionary theory has led to the hypothesis that higher proportions of males will be born to parents of high social status than to parents of low status. To date, the research that has tested this deduction has not provided consistent support. This could be partly due to the small sample size in several of the studies. The present study tested the hypothesis using 6 different social status… Expand

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