The Neolithic Revolution and Contemporary Sex Ratios

Posted: 14 Jun 2018

See all articles by Per G. Fredriksson

Per G. Fredriksson

University of Louisville - College of Business - Department of Economics; Institute for Corruption Studies

Satyendra Kumar Gupta

Jindal School of Goverment and Public Policy, JIndal Global University

Date Written: May 30, 2018

Abstract

This study establishes a strong association between the country-level female-to-male sex ratio at birth and the time elapsed from a society transitioned to sedentary agricultural activities (the Neolithic Revolution) until 1500AD. This association is robust to the inclusion of various geographical and socioeconomic controls.

Keywords: Agricultural Transition; Neolithic Revolution; Sex Ratio; Gender Bias

Suggested Citation

Fredriksson, Per G. and Gupta, Satyendra Kumar, The Neolithic Revolution and Contemporary Sex Ratios (May 30, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3187431

Per G. Fredriksson

University of Louisville - College of Business - Department of Economics ( email )

Louisville, KY 40292
United States

Institute for Corruption Studies

Stevenson Hall 425
Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

Satyendra Kumar Gupta (Contact Author)

Jindal School of Goverment and Public Policy, JIndal Global University ( email )

Sonipat
Sonipat
Haryana, 124 001
India

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