UCL Anthropology Research in the Media: ‘Why, as people get richer, do they have fewer children?’

31 August 2012


Research carried out by Dr David Lawson from UCL Anthropology in collaboration with Dr Anna Goodman (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Professor Ilona Koupil (Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm) has been reported in the media, including articles in the Economist and New Scientist. Their research published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, tests current theories of why, as human populations get richer, do they start having less children?

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Reference: Goodman, A. Koupil, I. & Lawson D.W. (2012) Low fertility increases descendant socioeconomic position but reduces long-term fitness in a modern post-industrial society. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1415