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Human Reproductive Decisions : Biological and Social Perspectives - Robin Dunbar

Human Reproductive Decisions

Biological and Social Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 12th April 1995
ISBN: 9780333620519
Number Of Pages: 319

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Reproductive biologists, evolutionary biologists, demographers and social scientists all have a common interest in the business of human reproduction. Their perspectives, however, are very different and have traditionally prevented them from having much to do with each other. The conference on which this book is based brought together contributors from each of these disciplines in an attempt to explore the common ground that they share and so generate a better understanding of the factors that influence human fertility.

List of Tables - List of Illustrations - Contributor's Addresses - An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Human Fertility; R.I.M.Dunbar - Breastfeeding and the Baby: Natural Contraception; A.S.McNeilly - Understanding Variation in Human Ovarian Function; P.T.Ellison - Nutrition, Physical Work Loads and Fertility Regulation; L.Rosetta - For Love or Money: The Evolution of Reproductive and Material Motivations; A.R.Rogers - Fertility and Fitness among Albuquerque Men: a Competitive Labour Market Theory; H.Kaplan, J.Lancaster, J.A.Bock & S.E.Johnson - Reproductive Decisions Viewed from an Evolutionarily-informed Historical Demography; E.Voland - English Fertility 1600-1900: is an Economic Analysis Tenable?; P.R.A.Hinde - Stopping, Starting and Spacing: the Regulation of Fertility in Historical Populations; J.Landers - Obstacles to Fertility Decline in Developing Countries; J.Cleland - Imperatives to Reproduce: Views from Northwest England on Fertility in the Light of Infertility; J.Edwards - The Timing of Childbearing in Developed Countries; M.N.Bhrolchain - Low Fertility in a Pastoral Population: Constraints or Choice?; S.Randall - Index

ISBN: 9780333620519
ISBN-10: 0333620518
Series: Studies in Biology, Economy, and Society,
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 12th April 1995
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.1  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2