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Non-linear associations between stature and mate choice characteristics for American men and their spouses

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Objectives Although male height is positively associated with many aspects of mate quality, average height men attain higher reproductive success in US populations. We hypothesize that this is because the advantages associated with taller stature accrue mainly from not being short, rather than from being taller than average. Lower fertility by short men may be a consequence of their and their partner's lower scores on aspects of mate quality. Taller men, although they score higher on mate qu...

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Published
Peer review status:
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10.1002/ajhb.22559

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
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Publisher:
Wiley Online Library Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Human Biology Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
4
Pages:
530–537
Publication date:
2014-05-12
Acceptance date:
2014-04-17
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ISSN:
1520-6300
URN:
uuid:feed171d-1845-47e7-a344-d8a768adb5e8
Source identifiers:
629045
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pubs:629045
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