On natural selection and the inheritance of wealth

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 17 Published In Pages: 607-622
By Hartung, John


This study examines the relative reproductive benefits of different types of inheritance strategies. The author argues that, on the basis of the chromosomal corollary, a male's reproductive fitness will be most enhanced if his wealth transfers to his son and his son's son rather than to his daughter. Results from previous cross-cultural studies are provided in support of this hypothesis.

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