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dc.contributor.authorMattison, Siobhán M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBeheim, Breten_US
dc.contributor.authorChak, Bridgeten_US
dc.contributor.authorBuston, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T19:39:23Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T19:39:23Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.citationSiobhán M Mattison, Bret Beheim, Bridget Chak, Peter Buston. 2016. "Offspring sex preferences among patrilineal and matrilineal Mosuo in Southwest China revealed by differences in parity progression." Royal Society Open Science, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp. 160526 - 160526. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160526
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39053
dc.description.abstractSon preference predominates in China, yet there are patterned exceptions to this rule. In this paper, we test whether lineality (patrilineal versus matrilineal inheritance and descent) is associated with son versus daughter preference among the ethnic Mosuo (Na) of Southwest China. Our results show (i) an increased probability of continued fertility among matrilineal women after having a son compared with a daughter and (ii) an increased probability of continued fertility among patrilineal women after having a daughter compared with a son. These results are consistent with son preference among patrilineal Mosuo and more muted daughter preference among the matrilineal Mosuo. Furthermore, we show (iii) the lowest probability of continued fertility at parity 2 once women have one daughter and one son across both systems, suggesting that preferences for at least one of each sex exist alongside preferences for the lineal sex. The Mosuo are the only known small-scale society in which two kinship systems distinguish sub-groups with many otherwise shared cultural characteristics. We discuss why this, in conjunction with differences in subsistence, may shed light on the evolutionary underpinnings of offspring sex preferences.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 160526 - 160526en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofRoyal Society Open Science
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectFertility behaviouren_US
dc.subjectHuman behavioural ecologyen_US
dc.subjectKinshipen_US
dc.subjectMicrodemographyen_US
dc.subjectParity progressionen_US
dc.titleOffspring sex preferences among patrilineal and matrilineal Mosuo in Southwest China revealed by differences in parity progressionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsos.160526
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pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.date.online2016-09-14
dc.date.online2016-09
dc.identifier.mycv289821


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