An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples

@article{Helgason2008AnAB,
  title={An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples},
  author={Agnar Helgason and S. Pálsson and Dan{\'i}el F. Guðbjartsson and Þ{\'o}rður Kristj{\'a}nsson and K. Stef{\'a}nsson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319},
  pages={813 - 816}
}
Previous studies have reported that related human couples tend to produce more children than unrelated couples but have been unable to determine whether this difference is biological or stems from socioeconomic variables. Our results, drawn from all known couples of the Icelandic population born between 1800 and 1965, show a significant positive association between kinship and fertility, with the greatest reproductive success observed for couples related at the level of third and fourth cousins… Expand
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