The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility / Edition 1

The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility / Edition 1

by Joseph Rodgers
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402072422

ISBN-13: 9781402072420

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: Springer US

The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility takes an interdisciplinary look at the subjects of fertility and reproduction. Key topics include:
• Anorexia as a reproductive disease with evolutionary origins; the evolutionary basis of menarche; the familial (genetic) basis of having boys versus girls; twin fertility; extramarital childbearing.

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The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility takes an interdisciplinary look at the subjects of fertility and reproduction. Key topics include:
• Anorexia as a reproductive disease with evolutionary origins; the evolutionary basis of menarche; the familial (genetic) basis of having boys versus girls; twin fertility; extramarital childbearing. This book is for advanced level students and researchers who study human reproduction and fertility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402072420
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Pt. IBiodemography and Fertility: Bio-Evolutionary Models
Ch. 1Anorexia: A "Dis-ease" of Low, Low Fertility1
Ch. 2Is Phenotypic Plasticity Adaptive?23
Ch. 3The Role of Nurturant Schemas in Human Reproduction43
Pt. IIBiodemography and Fertility: Evolutionary Life History Models
Ch. 4Nonmarital First Births and Women's Life Histories57
Ch. 5Energetics, Fecundity, and Human Life History87
Ch. 6The Biodemography of Modern Women: Tradeoffs When Resources Become Limiting105
Ch. 7A Life History Approach to Fertility Rates in Rural Gambia: Evidence for Trade-offs or Phenotypic Correlations?135
Pt. IIIBiodemography and Fertility: Genetic Models
Ch. 8Genetic and Shared Environmental Influences on Adolescents' Timing of First Sexual Intercourse: The Moderating Effect of Time Spent with a Sibling161
Ch. 9Evidence of an Emerging Collision between the Fertility Transition and Genotype-Dependent Fertility Differentials187
Ch. 10Evidence of Decreased Fertility in Women Carrying the Gene for G6PD deficiency: A Study in the Sardinian Population201
Ch. 11The Impact of Intergenerationally-Transmitted Fertility and Nuptiality on Population Dynamics in Contemporary Populations209
Ch. 12Genetic Variance in Human Fertility: Biology, Psychology, or Both?229
Index251

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