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Grandmotherhood: The Evolutionary Significance of the Second Half of Female Life (Paperback)
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Grandmotherhood: The Evolutionary Significance of the Second Half of Female Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 354 Pages / Published: 30/09/2014
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By the year 2030, the average life expectancy of women in industrialized countries could reach ninety - exceeding that of men by about ten years. At the present time, postmenopausal women represent more than fifteen percent of the world's population and this figure is likely to grow.

From an evolutionary perspective, these demographic numbers pose some intriguing questions. Darwinian theory holds that a successful life is measured in terms of reproduction. How is it, then, that a woman's lifespan can greatly exceed her childbearing and childrearing years? Bringing together theoretical and empirical work by internationally recognized scholars in anthropology,psychology, ethnography, and the social sciences, Grandmotherhood explores the evolutionary purpose and possibilities of female post-generative life.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813571416
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 19 mm

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