Desire for social status affects marital and reproductive attitudes

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Modern low fertility is an unresolved paradox. With reference to life history theory and an evolutionary mismatch perspective, Amy Lim suggest that desire for social status (which is increasingly experienced by individuals in industrialized, modern societies) is a key factor affecting critical reproductive preferences.

Research was funded by Academic Research Fund Tier 1 grant from Singapore’s Ministry of Education and led by Professor of Psychology Dr Norman Li.

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