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Type Journal Article - Journal of biosocial science
Title The polygyny-fertility hypothesis revisited: The situation in Ghana
Volume 25
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1993
Page numbers 473-473
URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1639632
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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