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Fertility, kinship and the evolution of mass ideologies.

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Traditional human societies are organised around kinship, and use kinship networks to generate large scale community projects. This is made possible by a combination of linguistic kin recognition, a uniquely human trait, which is mediated by the reliability of kin as collaborators. When effective fertility falls, this results in two simultaneous effects on social networks: there are fewer kin that can be relied on, and the limiting effect of the local kin-clustering becomes stronger. To captu...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.01.015

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Journal of Theoretical Biology Journal website
Volume:
417
Pages:
20-27
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-01-08
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0022-5193 and 1095-8541
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pubs:673354
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uri:de781026-0edf-446c-bd7a-261d7b1f01a3
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uuid:de781026-0edf-446c-bd7a-261d7b1f01a3
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pubs:673354

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