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ANALYSIS OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF SEX RATIO IN THE UNITED STATES

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1981
Summary:
Frontier areas and rural areas historically have been predominantly male (high sex ratio); urban areas were predominantly female (low sex ratio). In 1970 the Middle West scored average on the sex ratio scale for all age cohorts; the West was high, the South low. Highest sex ratio was in port and military locales; lowest was in urban areas of the Northeast and South. Two regression models reveal that percentage urban, net migration, and percentage Black were most important explanators of sex ratio. The greater life expectancy of females and their tendency to concentrate in the cities, the larger net migration rate of males, and the lower sex ratio of Blacks, were causal. Analysis by age cohort revealed regional differences exist only after age 34. After adjusting for the above independent variables, the West still scored highest and the South lowest.
Title: AN ANALYSIS OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF SEX RATIO IN THE UNITED STATES.
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Name(s): GELLIS, ANDREW NOAH.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Lee, David R., Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1981
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 120 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Frontier areas and rural areas historically have been predominantly male (high sex ratio); urban areas were predominantly female (low sex ratio). In 1970 the Middle West scored average on the sex ratio scale for all age cohorts; the West was high, the South low. Highest sex ratio was in port and military locales; lowest was in urban areas of the Northeast and South. Two regression models reveal that percentage urban, net migration, and percentage Black were most important explanators of sex ratio. The greater life expectancy of females and their tendency to concentrate in the cities, the larger net migration rate of males, and the lower sex ratio of Blacks, were causal. Analysis by age cohort revealed regional differences exist only after age 34. After adjusting for the above independent variables, the West still scored highest and the South lowest.
Identifier: 14061 (digitool), FADT14061 (IID), fau:10878 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1981.
Subject(s): Sex ratio
United States--Population
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