Paternal investment and the human mating system.

@article{Marlowe2000PaternalIA,
  title={Paternal investment and the human mating system.},
  author={Marlowe},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 1-3},
  pages={45-61}
}
  • Marlowe
  • Published 2000 in Behavioural processes
Paternal investment has long been considered responsible for the evolution of predominantly monogamous marriage in humans. However, male-male competition resulting in mate-guarding and male coercion could be equally important. In this review, I use a comparative approach to examine the effect of variation in human paternal investment on our mating system. I conclude paternal investment is important but so too is mate-guarding. I propose a model of our mating system incorporating both factors… CONTINUE READING

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