Sexual dimorphism in the human post-reproductive life-span: possible causes

Journal of Human Evolution Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 227-232
By Gaulin, Steven J.C.


This study tests possible explanations for sexual dimorphism in human post-reproductive life-spans. The author focuses on explanations involving male paternal investment and finds that men in agricultural societies are more likely to invest in their offspring than men in hunter-gatherer societies.

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