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Session 12:
Darwinian approaches to explaining demographic transition

Monday, September 28
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fès 2B

Chair: Lesley Newson, University of California, Davis

  1. Can the trade-off between quantity and quality of children explain modern fertility decline?David W Lawson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Ruth Mace, University College London

  2. Education, income and offspring count in men and women. Evolutionary explanations hold true in modern societies.Martin Fieder, University of Vienna; Susanne Huber, Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine

  3. The influence of perceived mortality risk on fertility preferences: how life history theory and demographic transition theory can collaborate to improve our understanding of fertility declinePaul Mathews, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Rebecca Sear, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  4. Kin influence on the decision to start using modern contraception: a longitudinal study from rural Gambia.Ruth Mace, University College London; Heidi Colleran, University College London

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