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The Polygyny Fertility Hypothesis Revisited–The Situation in Ghana

Citation

Sichona, Francis J. (1993). The Polygyny Fertility Hypothesis Revisited--The Situation in Ghana. Journal of Biosocial Science, 25(4), 473-82.

Abstract

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.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932000021854

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Sichona, Francis J.

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

4

Pages

473-82

Reference ID

248