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Fertility, parental investment, and the early adoption of modern contraception in rural Ethiopia.

Authors
  • Alvergne, Alexandra
  • Lawson, David W
  • Clarke, Parry M R
  • Gurmu, Eshetu
  • Mace, Ruth
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
107–115
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22348
PMID: 23180659
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our data provide support for the idea that preferences for low fertility emerge in response to increasing competition between offspring. The study has implications for our understanding of the emergence of local fertility norms and the spread of modern birth control.

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