Human longevity: The grandmother effect

@article{Hawkes2004HumanLT,
  title={Human longevity: The grandmother effect},
  author={Kristen Hawkes},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={428},
  pages={128-129}
}
  • K. Hawkes
  • Published 11 March 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
Why do women live long past the age of child-bearing? Contrary to common wisdom, this phenomenon is not new, and is not due to support for the elderly. Rather, grannies have a lot to offer their grandchildren. 

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