ERIC Number: EJ371588
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Sex Ratios, Economic Power, and Women's Roles: A Theoretical Extension and Empirical Test.
South, Scott J.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v50 n1 p19-31 Feb 1988
Tested hypotheses concerning sex ratios, women's roles, and economic power with data from 111 countries. Found undersupply of women positively associated with proportion of women who marry and fertility rate; inversely associated with women's average age at marriage, literacy rate, and divorce rate. Suggests women's economic power may counteract tendency for high sex ratios to preserve women's traditional roles. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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