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    KAPTIJN, RALF THOMESE, FLEUR LIEFBROER, AART C. and SILVERSTEIN, MERRIL 2013. TESTING EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES OF DISCRIMINATIVE GRANDPARENTAL INVESTMENT. Journal of Biosocial Science, Vol. 45, Issue. 03, p. 289.


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Fitness effects of grandparental investments in contemporary low-risk societies

  • Ralf Kaptijn (a1) and Fleur Thomese (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09991671
  • Published online: 01 April 2010
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Coall & Hertwig (C&H) suggest that, because grandparental investments do not impact on child mortality in low-risk societies, fitness effects are not plausible any more. We found that grandparental investments could very well alleviate contemporary constraints on fertility. Cultural factors may influence both the occurrence and impact of grandparental investments.

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