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    Birth order, sibling investment, and fertility among Ju/’Hoansi.Patricia Draper & Raymond Hames - 2000 - Human Nature 11 (2):117-156.
    Birth order has been examined over a wide variety of dimensions in the context of modern populations. A consistent message has been that it is better to be born first. The analysis of birth order in this paper is different in several ways from other investigations into birth order effects. First, we examine the effect of birth order in an egalitarian, small-scale, kin-based society, which has not been done before. Second, we use a different outcome measure, fertility, rather than outcome (...)
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    Women’s work, child care, and helpers-at-the-nest in a hunter-gatherer society.Raymond Hames & Patricia Draper - 2004 - Human Nature 15 (4):319-341.
    Considerable research on helpers-at-the-nest demonstrates the positive effects of firstborn daughters on a mother’s reproductive success and the survival of her children compared with women who have firstborn sons. This research is largely restricted to agricultural settings. In the present study we ask: “Does ‘daughter first’ improve mothers’ reproductive success in a hunting and gathering context?” Through an analysis of 84 postreproductive women in this population we find that the sex of the first- or second-born child has no effect on (...)
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    Testing sociobiological hypotheses ethnographically.Patricia Draper - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (1):74-75.