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An Evolutionary Theory of Suicide
AbstractWe analyze a model in which individuals have hereditary reproductive types. The reproductive value of an individual is determined by her reproductive type and the amount of resources she can access. We introduce the possibility of suicide and assume it is also a genetic trait that interacts with the reproductive type of an individual. The main result of the paper is that populations where suicide is possible grow faster than other populations.
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Szentes, B.; Thomas, C.D. An Evolutionary Theory of Suicide. Games 2013, 4, 426-436.View more citation formats
Szentes B, Thomas CD. An Evolutionary Theory of Suicide. Games. 2013; 4(3):426-436.Chicago/Turabian Style
Szentes, Balázs; Thomas, Caroline D. 2013. "An Evolutionary Theory of Suicide." Games 4, no. 3: 426-436.