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The Polygyny Fertility Hypothesis Revisited–The Situation in Ghana


Sichona, Francis J. (1993). The Polygyny Fertility Hypothesis Revisited--The Situation in Ghana. Journal of Biosocial Science, 25(4), 473-482.


Re-examination of the polygyny-fertility hypothesis, by multiple regression analysis of the 1988 Ghana DHS data, reveals that polygyny has no effect on the number of children ever born; i.e. polygynously married women are as fertile as those monogamously married. Husband's age has no significant role in determining the number of children ever born to a woman.


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Journal of Biosocial Science


Sichona, Francis J.