Mary Shenk

    • 561 Citations
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    20042019
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    Research Output 2004 2019

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    2019
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Differences between sons and daughters in the intergenerational transmission of wealth

    Mulder, M. B., Towner, M. C., Baldini, R., Beheim, B. A., Bowles, S., Colleran, H., Gurven, M., Kramer, K. L., Mattison, S. M., Nolin, D. A., Scelza, B. A., Schniter, E., Sear, R., Shenk, M. K., Voland, E. & Ziker, J., Sep 2 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374, 1780, 20180076.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Mammals
    Nuclear Family
    kinship
    gender
    inheritance (genetics)
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    kinship
    Colonialism
    Mammals
    Bayes Theorem
    Anthropology
    2018
    10 Citations (Scopus)

    Greater wealth inequality, less polygyny: Rethinking the polygyny threshold model

    Ross, C. T., Mulder, M. B., Oh, S. Y., Bowles, S., Beheim, B., Bunce, J., Caudell, M., Clark, G., Colleran, H., Cortez, C., Draper, P., Greaves, R. D., Gurven, M., Headland, T., Headland, J., Hill, K., Hewlett, B., Kaplan, H. S., Koster, J., Kramer, K. & 14 others, Marlowe, F., McElreath, R., Nolin, D., Quinlan, M., Quinlan, R., Revilla-Minaya, C., Scelza, B., Schacht, R., Shenk, M., Uehara, R., Voland, E., Willfuhr, K., Winterhalder, B. & Ziker, J., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 15, 144, 20180035.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Marriage
    Population
    Spouses
    2017
    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Cross-cousin marriage among the Yanomamö shows evidence of parent-offspring conflict and mate competition between brothers

    Chagnon, N. A., Lynch, R. F., Shenk, M. K., Hames, R. & Flinn, M. V., Mar 28 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 13, p. E2590-E2597

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Marriage
    Siblings
    Parents
    Spouses
    Conflict (Psychology)
    2016
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Comparative study of reproductive skew and pair-bond stability using genealogies from 80 small-scale human societies

    Ellsworth, R. M., Shenk, M. K., Bailey, D. H. & Walker, R. S., May 1 2016, In : American Journal of Human Biology. 28, 3, p. 335-342 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Pair Bond
    pair bond
    Genealogy and Heraldry
    genealogy
    Siblings
    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Consanguineous marriage, kinship ecology, and market transition

    Shenk, M., Towner, M. C., Voss, E. A. & Alam, N., Jun 1 2016, In : Current anthropology. 57, p. S167-S180

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    kinship
    ecology
    marriage
    market
    demography
    11 Citations (Scopus)

    Pathways from education to fertility decline: A multi-site comparative study

    Snopkowski, K., Towner, M. C., Shenk, M. K. & Colleran, H., Apr 19 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371, 1692, 20150156.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fertility
    education
    Education
    Poland
    Personnel
    13 Citations (Scopus)

    Status competition, inequality, and fertility: Implications for the demographic transition

    Shenk, M. K., Kaplan, H. S. & Hooper, P. L., Apr 19 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371, 1692, 20150150.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Population Dynamics
    Fertility
    demographic statistics
    human fertility
    Health
    36 Citations (Scopus)

    The evolution of inequality

    Mattison, S. M., Smith, E. A., Shenk, M. & Cochrane, E. E., Jul 1 2016, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 25, 4, p. 184-199 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    economics
    empirical research
    driver
    climate
    society
    15 Citations (Scopus)

    Understanding variation in human fertility: What can we learn from evolutionary demography?

    Sear, R., Lawson, D. W., Kaplan, H. & Shenk, M., Apr 19 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 371, 1692, 20150144.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    human fertility
    demography
    Fertility
    Demography
    demographic statistics
    2013
    52 Citations (Scopus)

    A model comparison approach shows stronger support for economic models of fertility decline

    Shenk, M. K., Towner, M. C., Kress, H. C. & Alam, N., May 14 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 20, p. 8045-8050 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Economic Models
    Fertility
    Population Dynamics
    Birth Rate
    Economics
    20 Citations (Scopus)

    Does Absence Matter? A Comparison of Three Types of Father Absence in Rural Bangladesh

    Shenk, M., Starkweather, K., Kress, H. C. & Alam, N., Jan 28 2013, In : Human Nature. 24, 1, p. 76-110 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    fathers
    Bangladesh
    father
    age at marriage
    marriage
    2012
    18 Citations (Scopus)

    Paternal investment and status-related child outcomes: Timing of father's death affects offspring success

    Shenk, M. K. & Scelza, B. A., Sep 1 2012, In : Journal of Biosocial Science. 44, 5, p. 549-569 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fathers
    father
    death
    Parental Death
    adolescence
    2011
    18 Citations (Scopus)

    The Rebirth of Kinship

    Shenk, M. & Mattison, S. M., Jul 1 2011, In : Human Nature. 22, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    kinship
    twentieth century
    evolutionary theory
    research interest
    quantitative method
    2010
    48 Citations (Scopus)

    Intergenerational wealth transmission among agriculturalists: Foundations of Agrarian inequality

    Shenk, M., Mulder Borgerhoff, M., Beise, J., Clark, G., Irons, W., Leonetti, D., Low, B. S., Bowles, S., Hertz, T., Bell, A. & Piraino, P., Feb 1 2010, In : Current anthropology. 51, 1, p. 65-83 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    society
    agriculture
    parents
    Wealth
    present
    51 Citations (Scopus)

    Production systems, inheritance, and inequality in premodern societies: Conclusions

    Smith, E. A., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Bowles, S., Gurven, M., Hertz, T. & Shenk, M., Feb 1 2010, In : Current anthropology. 51, 1, p. 85-94 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    society
    Wealth
    Inheritance System
    Premodern
    parents
    2009
    173 Citations (Scopus)

    Intergenerational wealth transmission and the dynamics of inequality in small-scale societies

    Mulder, M. B., Bowles, S., Hertz, T., Bell, A., Beise, J., Clark, G., Fazzio, L., Gurven, M., Hill, K., Hooper, P. L., Irons, W., Kaplan, H., Leonetti, D., Low, B., Marlowe, F., McElreath, R., Naidu, S., Nolin, D., Piraino, P., Quinlan, R. & 6 others, Schniter, E., Sear, R., Shenk, M., Smith, E. A., Von Rueden, C. & Wiessner, P., Oct 30 2009, In : Science. 326, 5953, p. 682-688 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Population
    Economics
    Technology

    Rewriting the book on human female sexuality: New thinking on old questions

    Shenk, M., Jun 1 2009, In : Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. 7, 2, p. 185-189 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    sexuality
    Sexuality
    book
    Thinking
    23 Citations (Scopus)
    age at marriage
    demographic transition
    marriage
    Population Dynamics
    Marriage
    2007
    20 Citations (Scopus)

    Dowry and public policy in contemporary India: The behavioral ecology of a "social evil"

    Shenk, M., Nov 6 2007, In : Human Nature. 18, 3, p. 242-263 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    social environment
    behavioral ecology
    public policy
    ecology
    India
    2005
    8 Citations (Scopus)

    Kin investment in wage-labor economies: Effects on child and marriage market outcomes

    Shenk, M., Jul 11 2005, In : Human Nature. 16, 1, p. 81-114 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    spouses
    wage labor
    marriage
    wage
    education