Women's height, reproductive success and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in modern humans.

@article{Nettle2002WomensHR,
  title={Women's height, reproductive success and the evolution of sexual dimorphism in modern humans.},
  author={Daniel Nettle},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={269 1503},
  pages={1919-23}
}
Recent studies have shown that, in contemporary populations, tall men have greater reproductive success than shorter men. This appears to be due to their greater ability to attract mates. To our knowledge, no comparable results have yet been reported for women. This study used data from Britain's National Child Development Study to examine the life histories of a nationally representative group of women. Height was weakly but significantly related to reproductive success. The relationship was U… CONTINUE READING

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