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Fertility and Resources : ADA Companion Series - John Landers

Fertility and Resources

ADA Companion Series

By: John Landers (Editor), Vernon Reynolds (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th October 1990
ISBN: 9780521395267
Number Of Pages: 208

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Fertility in animals reflects access to scarce resources, such as food and territory. In humans the situation is more complex. Patterns of breast feeding, contraception and ideas about age at marriage and desired family size all affect fertility. The relation between these and access to scarce resources such as housing and employment, via income, education and other factors which affect status, is explored. In this book, the gap between socioecology and population demography is bridged, by showing how animals and humans adjust their fertility to environmental conditions.

"...should be read by researchers who are interested in both historical and contemporary fertility trends." American Journal of Physical Anthropology "...will appeal to reproductive ecologists, demographic anthropologists, and particularly to demographers." Gillian R. Bentley, American Anthropologist

List of contributors
Introduction
Environmental and social determinants of fecundity in primates
Biological aspects of fertility among Third World populations
A preliminary report on fertility and socioeconomic changes in two Papua New Guinea communities
The cultural context of fertility transition in immigrant Mennonites
Inter-relationships between consanguinity, religion and fertility in Karnataka, South India
Resources and the fertility transition in the countryside of England and Wales
Fertility decline and birth spacing among London Quakers
Population growth, innovation and resource exploitation
Fertility decline in developing countries: the roles of economic modernisation, culture and Government interventions
Understanding recent fertility trends in the Third World
Monogamy, landed property and demographic regimes in pre-industrial Europe: regional contrasts and temporal stabilities
Index
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ISBN: 9780521395267
ISBN-10: 0521395267
Series: ADA Companion Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26th October 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48