Mary Shenk

    • 580 Citations
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    20042020

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    2019

    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.

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    2 Scopus citations
    1 Scopus citations
    2018

    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.

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    Open Access
    10 Scopus citations
    2017

    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

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    6 Scopus citations
    2016

    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.

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    2 Scopus citations

    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

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    5 Scopus citations

    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.

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    13 Scopus citations

    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.

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    16 Scopus citations

    The evolution of inequality

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

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    41 Scopus citations

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

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

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    15 Scopus citations
    2013

    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

    53 Scopus citations

    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.

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    21 Scopus citations
    2012

    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

    19 Scopus citations
    2011

    The Rebirth of Kinship

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

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    19 Scopus citations
    2010

    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

    49 Scopus citations

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

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

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    51 Scopus citations
    2009

    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

    176 Scopus citations

    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

    23 Scopus citations
    2007

    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

    21 Scopus citations
    2005

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    8 Scopus citations