Human Nature 17 (1):74-97 (2006)

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Daniel J. Kruger
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Sex differences in mortality rates stem from genetic, physiological, behavioral, and social causes that are best understood when integrated in an evolutionary life history framework. This paper investigates the Male-to-Female Mortality Ratio (M:F MR) from external and internal causes and across contexts to illustrate how sex differences shaped by sexual selection interact with the environment to yield a pattern with some consistency, but also with expected variations due to socioeconomic and other factors
Keywords Life history  Mortality  Sex differences  Sexual selection
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DOI 10.1007/s12110-006-1021-z
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