Studies applying a theoretical economic model to the data from highly states showed that when monogamy is imposed âthe fertility rate goes down, the age gap goes down, saving rates go up, bride prices disappear, and GDP per capita goes way upâ (at 32).
The evidence outlined below shows that the creation of this pool will likely have a number of outcomes.
begins with an ample body of research that shows marriage makes men much less likely to commit crimes such as murder, robbery and rape.
(He legally married fourth wife Robyn in December 2014 in order to legally adopt her three children).
The other marriages are considered spiritual unions.
I’ve been reading the 335-page legal decision upholding Canada’s laws against polygamy, and boy is it juicy.
Before I dive into it, I want readers to understand why I am covering this topic: this evolutionary perspective doesn’t just inform how we eat, how we run, or how we sleep.
Imagine a society of 40 adults, 20 males and 20 females â¦ Suppose those 20 males vary from the unemployed high-school drop outs to CEOs, or billionaires â¦ Letâs assume that the twelve men with the highest status marry 12 of the 20 women in monogamous marriages.
Then, the top five men (25% of the population) all take a second wife, and the top two (10%) take a third wife. This means that of all marriages, 58% are monogamous.
Only men in the to 10% of status or wealth married more than two women. The degree of to take substantial risks so they can eventually participate in the mating and marriage market.
This pattern is consistent with what we would expect from an evolutionary approach to humans, and with what is known empirically about male strategies.
In this model, when a ban on also speculates that the spread of monogamy may have helped create the conditions for the emergence of democracy and political equality.