Centuries-old database reveals clues on human reproductive habits, trends

Posted by on June 8, 2016 7:45 pm
Categories: Science

Using a database with historical records that began in 871 A.D., an anthropologist was able to show reproductive patterns and shed new light on the ‘quantity-quality’ trade-off, a biological concept used to describe a parent’s unconscious decisions to balance between producing and the time and investing in offspring. Results from this study could help predict future population growth.

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