Natural Selection on Female Life-History Traits in Relation to Socio-Economic Class in Pre-Industrial Human Populations

@article{Pettay2007NaturalSO,
  title={Natural Selection on Female Life-History Traits in Relation to Socio-Economic Class in Pre-Industrial Human Populations},
  author={Jenni E Pettay and Samuli Helle and Jukka Jokela and Virpi Lummaa},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={527 - 524}
}
Life-history theory predicts that resource scarcity constrains individual optimal reproductive strategies and shapes the evolution of life-history traits. In species where the inherited structure of social class may lead to consistent resource differences among family lines, between-class variation in resource availability should select for divergence in optimal reproductive strategies. Evaluating this prediction requires information on the phenotypic selection and quantitative genetics of life… CONTINUE READING