The generation game is the cooperation game: the role of grandparents in the timing of reproduction.


Sear, R; Dickins, TE; (2010) The generation game is the cooperation game: the role of grandparents in the timing of reproduction. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 33 (1). pp. 34-35. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09991725

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Abstract

Coall & Hertwig (C&H) demonstrate the importance of grandparents to children, even in low fertility societies. We suggest policy-makers interested in reproductive timing in such contexts should be alerted to the practical applications of this cooperative breeding framework. The presence or absence of a supportive kin network could help explain why some women begin their reproductive careers “too early” or “too late.”

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Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Population Studies (1974-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Research Centre: Population Studies Group
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/20985

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