Intelligence and childlessness.

@article{Kanazawa2014IntelligenceAC,
  title={Intelligence and childlessness.},
  author={Satoshi Kanazawa},
  journal={Social science research},
  year={2014},
  volume={48},
  pages={
          157-70
        }
}
Demographers debate why people have children in advanced industrial societies where children are net economic costs. From an evolutionary perspective, however, the important question is why some individuals choose not to have children. Recent theoretical developments in evolutionary psychology suggest that more intelligent individuals may be more likely to prefer to remain childless than less intelligent individuals. Analyses of the National Child Development Study show that more intelligent… CONTINUE READING
112
Twitter Mentions

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-7 OF 7 CITATIONS

Reproductive ageing—turning back the clock?

  • Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)
  • 2018
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND

How Cognitive Genetic Factors Influence Fertility Outcomes: A Mediational SEM Analysis.

  • Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
  • 2016
VIEW 2 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND

IQ AND SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACROSS REGIONS OF THE UK.

  • Journal of biosocial science
  • 2016
VIEW 2 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 95 REFERENCES

Evolutionary psychology and intelligence research.

  • The American psychologist
  • 2010
VIEW 11 EXCERPTS

Intelligence and birth

591–611. Boomsma, I Dorret, +9 authors Meike
  • 2008
VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

and socio - economic wealth independently predict adult marital and reproductive behavior

Robert D. Retherford, William H. Sewell
  • 1988
VIEW 6 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

The reproduction of

Gerhard Meisenberg, Anubhav Kaul
  • intelligence
  • 2010
VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

The effects of sex and childlessness on the association between status and reproductive output in modern society

Martin Fielder, Susanne Huber
  • Aggress . Violent Behav .
  • 2007
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL