Polygyny among the Tsimane of Bolivia: an improved method for testing the polygyny-fertility hypothesis.

@article{Winking2013PolygynyAT,
  title={Polygyny among the Tsimane of Bolivia: an improved method for testing the polygyny-fertility hypothesis.},
  author={Jeffrey Winking and Jonathan Stieglitz and Jenna Kurten and Hillard S. Kaplan and Michael D Gurven},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={280 1756},
  pages={
          20123078
        }
}
The polygyny-fertility hypothesis states that polygyny is associated with reduced fertility for women and is supported by a large body of literature. This finding is important, because theoretical models of polygyny often differentiate systems based on the degree to which women are forced or willingly choose to enter polygynous marriages. The fact that polygyny tends to be associated with reduced fertility has been presented as evidence that polygyny is often less favourable for women, and that… CONTINUE READING

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