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The Nature of Gender

Citation

Udry, J. Richard (1994). The Nature of Gender. Demography, 31(4), 561-73.

Abstract

I explain a biosocial model of women's gendered behavior (behavior on which the sexes differ). This model integrates a macro sociological theory with a biological theory derived from primate behavior. The sociological model is designed to explain changes in the relationship between sex and behavior over time or between groups. The biological model is designed to explain individual within-sex variance and between-sex variance in gendered behavior in a cohort. Results from an original study are presented to demonstrate that within-sex variance in women's gendered behavior is explained well by the primate model. I conclude that human nature is gendered. The implications of this conclusion are explored for demographic and other social science research.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2061790

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Udry, J. Richard

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

4

Pages

561-73

Reference ID

496