The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility / Edition 1

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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.

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"This book should give readers a lot of new ideas with which to approach their own research problems, including up-to-date literature reviews in fields outside their own fields. It would be a great choice for a journal-club-like course in which students and faculty can hash out the issues and the consequences of better data or different statistical methods."
(American Journal of Human Biology, 16:1 (2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402072420
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/30/2002
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Lee Rodgers is a Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.

Hans-Peter Kohler is Head of Research Group on Social Dynamics and Fertility, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rosk, Germany.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Pt. I Biodemography and Fertility: Bio-Evolutionary Models
Ch. 1 Anorexia: A "Dis-ease" of Low, Low Fertility 1
Ch. 2 Is Phenotypic Plasticity Adaptive? 23
Ch. 3 The Role of Nurturant Schemas in Human Reproduction 43
Pt. II Biodemography and Fertility: Evolutionary Life History Models
Ch. 4 Nonmarital First Births and Women's Life Histories 57
Ch. 5 Energetics, Fecundity, and Human Life History 87
Ch. 6 The Biodemography of Modern Women: Tradeoffs When Resources Become Limiting 105
Ch. 7 A Life History Approach to Fertility Rates in Rural Gambia: Evidence for Trade-offs or Phenotypic Correlations? 135
Pt. III Biodemography and Fertility: Genetic Models
Ch. 8 Genetic and Shared Environmental Influences on Adolescents' Timing of First Sexual Intercourse: The Moderating Effect of Time Spent with a Sibling 161
Ch. 9 Evidence of an Emerging Collision between the Fertility Transition and Genotype-Dependent Fertility Differentials 187
Ch. 10 Evidence of Decreased Fertility in Women Carrying the Gene for G6PD deficiency: A Study in the Sardinian Population 201
Ch. 11 The Impact of Intergenerationally-Transmitted Fertility and Nuptiality on Population Dynamics in Contemporary Populations 209
Ch. 12 Genetic Variance in Human Fertility: Biology, Psychology, or Both? 229
Index 251
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