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Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography

A Collection of Papers

Editors: Maxine Weinstein and Meredith A. Lane. Authors: ; ; .

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-30661-4ISBN-10: 0-309-30661-2

Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography is a collection of papers that examine cross-species comparisons of social environments with a focus on social behaviors along with social hierarchies and connections, to examine their effects on health, longevity, and life histories. This report covers a broad spectrum from humans to nonhuman animals, exploring a variety of measures of position in social hierarchies and social networks, and drawing links among these factors to health outcomes and trajectories. Sociality, Hierarchy, Health revisits both the theoretical underpinnings of biodemography and the empirical findings that have emerged over the past two decades.

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This study was supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health through Contract No. 10001706, Order No. HHSN26300045. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

Suggested citation:

National Research Council. (2014). Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography: A Collection of Papers. M. Weinstein and M.A. Lane, Editors, Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright 2014 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Bookshelf ID: NBK242458PMID: 25254285DOI: 10.17226/18822

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