The Behavioral Ecology of the Family

Edited by
October 2021
252 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2038-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2037-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue The Behavioral Ecology of the Family that was published in

Business & Economics
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

The editors present a collection of articles illustrating how evolutionary and ecological theory can inform research on the wide variation of human families seen globally. The book promotes human behavioral ecology as a theoretically-driven approach that provides a foundation upon which to make predictions about marriage, mating, and raising children.

  • Hardback
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child marriage; anthropology; human behavioral ecology; global health; harmful cultural practices; life history theory; cooperation; conflict; spousal separation; female autonomy; multiple mating; kin; affinal kin; density; personal network; social support; social pressure; fertility; cooperative breeding; behavioral ecology; pair-bonding; fertility; social support; paternal investment; evolutionary demography; behavioral ecology; family studies; cooperative breeding; patrilineal; alloparents; grandmother; death of a parent; divorce; Bangladesh; family laterality; childcare; kinship; human behavioral ecology; mother’s brother; divorce; marriage; small-scale; behavioral ecology; behavioral ecology; family; support networks; market integration; Maya; social relationships; matriliny; patriliny; cooperation; evolution; behavioral ecology; fertility; reproductive timing; family structure; life history strategies; educational attainment; cohort effects; anthropometrics; socioecology; subsistence farming; economic development; principal component analysis; human behavioral ecology; kinship; marriage systems; cross-cultural variation; family formation; cooperation and conflict; cooperative breeding; kin networks; sex ratio; prenatal stress; environmental stressors