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

Sear, Rebecca and Dickins, Thomas E. (2010) The generation game is the cooperation game: the role of grandparents in the timing of reproduction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33 (1). pp. 34-35. ISSN 0140-525X

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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.”

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: UT ISI:000276976600017
Date Deposited: 09 May 2010 16:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27910/

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