Doubts about isonymy

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Rogers, Alan R.
Title Doubts about isonymy
Date 1991
Description The method of isonymy, developed by Crow and Mange for estimating inbreeding from surname frequencies, requires an assumption that has not been appreciated: It is necessary to assume that all males in some ancestral generation, the founding stock, had unique surnames. Because this assumption is seldom justified in real populations, the applicability of the isonymy method is extremely limited. Even worse, the estimates it provides refer to an unspecified founding stock, and this implies that these estimates are devoid of information.
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Publisher Wayne State University Press
First Page 663
Last Page 668
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Rogers, A. R. (1991). Doubts about isonymy. Human Biology, 63(5), Oct., 663-8.
Rights Management (c)Wayne State University Press
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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