LIFE HISTORY TRAITS IN HUMANS: Theory and Empirical Studies

  title={LIFE HISTORY TRAITS IN HUMANS: Theory and Empirical Studies},
  author={Kim R. Hill and Hillard S. Kaplan},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
▪ Abstract Life history theory offers evolutionary explanations for the timing of life events, with a particular focus on age-schedules of fertility and mortality and growth. Traditional models examine trade-offs between current and future reproduction and quality versus quantity of offspring. These models can be used to understand questions concerning time of gestation, age of weaning, juvenile mortality profiles, age at maturation, adult body size, fertility rates, senescence, menopause, and… 

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