Parental age difference and offspring count in humans.

  title={Parental age difference and offspring count in humans.},
  author={Martin Fieder and S P Huber},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={3 6},
Preferences for certain age characteristics of partners are reported across cultures: men prefer mates who are younger and women prefer mates older than themselves. To examine whether these age preferences entail fitness effects for men and women, we investigated the association among age differences between partners and offspring count. On the basis of a sample of approximately 10,000 post-reproductive Swedish men and women who did not change their partner between the birth of their first and… CONTINUE READING

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