Population Health


The Impact of Family Network Composition on Survival and Reproductive Success

Kai Willführ, Mikko Myrskylä, Jonathan Fox, Johannes Johow, Eckart Voland, Alain Gagnon; in Collaboration with Lisa Dillon (University of Montreal, Canada)

Humans usually organize their reproductive activities within cooperative kin networks, near their productive activities. In this research project, we investigated whether the composition of these networks is associated with mortality and reproductive success. We examined the effects of reproductive timing, socioeconomic status, and short-term economic fluctuations.Detailed description

Research keywords: Family Behavior; Life Course

Region keywords: Canada; Germany


Fox, J. F.; Willführ, K. P.; Gagnon, A.; Dillon, L.; Voland, E.:
The History of the Family 22:2-3, 364-423 (2017).