The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility

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The book that you hold in your hands is the second in a series. The two titles in the series are the following: Genetic Influences on Human Fertility and Sexuality: Theoretical and Empirical Contributions from the Biological and Behavior Sciences Edited by Joseph Lee Rodgers, David C. Rowe, & Warren B. Miller Published by Kluwer Academic Press, 2000 The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility Edited by Joseph Lee Rodgers & Hans-Peter Kohler Published by Kluwer Academic Press, 2002 The series has published chapters by researchers who study human fertility, from a particular perspective: Biodemography. We welcome your interest and participation in this developing subfield. Or, perhaps, biodemography may be better referred to as a "superfield. " Because biodemography so naturally crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, and because its application draws together researchers from disparate disciplines, it may well be more appropriate to consider that biodemography subsumes a number of other disciplines, rather than the other way around. In this preface, we will describe our own efforts and those of many others to promote and develop the study of human fertility, using methods, models, and theories from both biological and demographic domains. In December, 1997, 25 participants from three different countries gathered in Tucson, Arizona for a small conference with the title "Genetic Influences on Fertility-Related Processes. " That conference represented a fascinating blending of research from two apparently separate domains.


List of Contributors. Preface. Part
I: Biodemography and Fertility: Bio-Evolutionary Models.
1. Anorexia: A 'Dis-ease' of Low, Low Fertility; L. Mealey.
2. Is Phenotypic Plasticity Adaptive? K.A. Hughes, et al.
3. The Role of Nurturant Schemas in Human Reproduction; W.B. Miller. Part
II: Biodemography and Fertility: Evolutionary Life History Models.
4. Nonmarital First Births and Women's Life Histories; K.G. Anderson, B.S. Low.
5. Energetics, Fecundity, and Human Life History; C. Valeggia, P.T. Ellison.
6. The Biodemography of Modern Women: Tradeoffs When Resources Become Limiting; B.S. Low, et al.
7. A Life History Approach to Fertility Rates in Rural Gambia: Evidence for Trade-offs or Phenotypic Correlations? R. Sear, et al. Part
III: Biodemography and Fertility: Genetic Models.
8. Genetic and Shared Environmental Influences on Adolescents' Timing of First Sexual Intercourse: The Moderating Effect of Time Spent with a Sibling; C.B. Hunt, D.C. Rowe.
9. Evidence of an Emerging Collision between the Fertility Transition and Genotype-Dependent Fertility Differentials; J. MacMurray, et al.
10. Evidence of Decreased Fertility in Women Carrying the Gene for G6PD deficiency: A Study in the Sardinian Population; F. Gloria-Bottini, et al.
11. The Impact of Intergenerationally-Transmitted Fertility and Nuptiality on Population Dynamics in Contemporary Populations; M. Murphy, Duolao Wang.
12. Genetic Variance in Human Fertility: Biology, Psychology, or Both? J.L. Rodgers, et al. Index.


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, Rostock, Germany.


"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)
EAN: 9781402072420
ISBN: 1402072422
Untertitel: 2003. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 276 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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