The impact of reproduction on gambian women: does controlling for phenotypic quality reveal costs of reproduction?

  • Rebecca Sear
  • Published 2007 in American journal of physical anthropology


Life history theory predicts that where resources are limited, investment in reproduction will cause a decline in body condition and ultimately may lower survival rates. We investigate the relationship between reproduction and mortality in women in rural Gambia. We use a number of different measures of reproductive investment: the timing of reproduction… (More)


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