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An association between women's physical attractiveness and the length of their reproductive career in a prospectively longitudinal nationally representative sample

Kanazawa, Satoshi (2019) An association between women's physical attractiveness and the length of their reproductive career in a prospectively longitudinal nationally representative sample. American Journal of Human Biology, 31 (4). ISSN 1042-0533

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Identification Number: 10.1002/ajhb.23256

Abstract

Objectives: Why is physical attractiveness more important for women's mate value in long-term mating than in short-term mating? This article replicates Bovet et al.'s (Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2018; 31:229–238) recent finding that physically attractive women have a later expected age of menopause. Methods: I analyzed the prospectively longitudinal, nationally representative sample of women in the National Child Development Study, applying t-test and multiple regression analyses. Results: Analyses showed that girls rated physically attractive at age 7 underwent menarche 3.12 months earlier than other girls, and they had 32% smaller odds of having undergone menopause before age 51. The results suggest that more physically attractive women have longer reproductive careers, explaining why physical attractiveness may be a more important determinant of women's mate value in long-term mating than in short-term mating. Conclusions: Women's physical attractiveness predicts the timing of menarche and menopause, thereby the length of their reproductive careers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Divisions: Management
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101211

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