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The ABC of demographic behaviour: How the interplays of alleles, brains, and contexts over the life course should shape research aimed at understanding population processes

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JournalPopulation Studies
DatePublished - Jul 2006
Issue number2
Volume60
Number of pages35
Pages (from-to)153-187
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper proposes core, innovations in the strategy of research on demographic behaviour One aim is a shift of attention away from events and towards a focus on dynamic processes and their interplay: away front a preoccupation with marriage and divorce. births. deaths. migrations, and household structure towards a broader perspective that takes account of partnership and intimacy, parenthood, potential and well-being, position society and space, and personal ties. Another aim is a much closer engagement with genetics. neuroscience, psychology, and behavioural economics. A third aim is a strategy that pays more attention to pathways within the individual. to the processes entailed when the individual interacts with various contexts, and to progressions that involve the interplay of the pathways and processes through the life course. These shifts of emphasis, which hare already begun to occur require. a systematic reassessment of priorities for research on demographic behaviour.

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  • demographic research, genetics, neuroscience, psychology, behavioural economics, theory, research strategy, life course, ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, TRIVERS-WILLARD HYPOTHESIS, NONSHARED ENVIRONMENT, MARITAL QUALITY, SOCIAL NETWORKS, HUMAN-FERTILITY, ROMANTIC LOVE, INSTITUTIONAL DETERMINANTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL-DEVELOPMENT, EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY

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