Human Genealogy Reveals a Selective Advantage to Moderate Fecundity

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Human Genealogy Reveals a Selective Advantage to Moderate Fecundity. / Galor, Oded; Klemp, Marc Patrick Brag.

2019.

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Harvard

Galor, O & Klemp, MPB 2019 'Human Genealogy Reveals a Selective Advantage to Moderate Fecundity'. <https://ideas.repec.org/p/bro/econwp/2019-1.html>

APA

Galor, O., & Klemp, M. P. B. (2019). Human Genealogy Reveals a Selective Advantage to Moderate Fecundity. RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) https://ideas.repec.org/p/bro/econwp/2019-1.html

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Galor O, Klemp MPB. Human Genealogy Reveals a Selective Advantage to Moderate Fecundity. 2019 feb 1.

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Galor, Oded ; Klemp, Marc Patrick Brag. / Human Genealogy Reveals a Selective Advantage to Moderate Fecundity. 2019. (RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)).

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