On the evolution of intergenerational division of labor, menopause and transfers among adults and offspring.

@article{Cyrus2013OnTE,
  title={On the evolution of intergenerational division of labor, menopause and transfers among adults and offspring.},
  author={Chu C Y Cyrus and Ronald Demos Lee},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={332},
  pages={171-80}
}
We explain how upward transfers from adult children to their elderly parents might evolve as an interrelated feature of a deepening intergenerational division of labor. Humans have a particularly long period of juvenile dependence requiring both food and care time provided mainly by younger and older adults. We suggest that the division of labor evolves to… CONTINUE READING