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Fertility in Ankole, Buganda, and Buhaya, 1925–69

Shane Doyle

in Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265338
eISBN:
9780191760488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265338.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reports that the main reasons why fertility rose in Ankole, Buganda and Buhaya were not associated with changing age at first marriage or a growing economic desire for larger families, ... More


A Self-Sustaining Population: The Family Life of Slaves

David M. Stark

in Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060439
eISBN:
9780813050669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060439.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Slave families were relatively stable and marital unions were often of long duration. Higher fertility levels exhibited by married and unmarried mothers suggest that fecundity was greater in areas ... More


Managing the Birth Interval: Child Spacing

in Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the birth interval in the Gambia: the small, apparently nondescript duration that separates one birth from the next. The central theme is a critique of the natural fertility ... More


Female Reproductive Strategies: Individual Life Histories

Cynthia J. Moss and Phyllis C. Lee

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter first focuses on the question, how do individuals maximize their reproductive potential? In this context, it explores age at first reproduction, sex ratios and calf sex, calf survival, ... More


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