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 of nonhuman animals, exploring a variety of measures of position in social hierarchies and social networks, drawing links among these factors to health outcomes and trajectories, and comparing them to those in humans. Sociality, Hierarchy, Health revisits both the theoretical underpinnings of biodemography and the empirical findings that have emerged over the past two decades.
National Research Council. 2014. Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography: A Collection of Papers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/18822.
|1 Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography--Maxine Weinstein, Hillard Kaplan, and Meredith A. Lane||1-16|
|2 Alleles, Mortality Schedules, and the Evolutionary Theory of Senescence--Kenneth W. Wachter||17-38|
|3 Genes Revisited: The Biodemography of Social Environmental Variation Through a Functional Genomics Lens--Jenny Tung||39-64|
|4 The Long Reach of History: Intergenerational and Transgenerational Pathways to Plasticity in Human Longevity--Christopher W. Kuzawa and Dan T.A. Eisenberg||65-94|
|5 Genomic and Evolutionary Challenges for Biodemography--Kenneth M. Weiss||95-120|
|6 Evolutionary Perspectives on the Links Between Close Social Bonds, Health, and Fitness--Joan B. Silk||121-144|
|7 Pathways of Survival and Social Structure During Human Transitions from the Darwinian World--Caleb Finch and Burton Singer||145-168|
|8 Social and Economic Underpinnings of Human Biodemography--Paul L. Hooper, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan||169-196|
|9 Work to Live and Live to Work: Productivity, Transfers, and Psychological Well-Being in Adulthood and Old Age--Jonathan Stieglitz, Adrian V. Jaeggi, Aaron D. Blackwell, Benjamin C. Trumble, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan||197-222|
|10 Intergenerational Transfers, Social Arrangements, Life Histories, and the Elderly--Ronald Lee||223-246|
|11 Stress and Metabolic Disease--Karen K. Ryan||247-268|
|12 Hierarchy and Connectedness as Determinants of Health and Longevity in Social Insects--Brian Johnson and James R. Carey||269-294|
|13 Biodemography of Ectothermic Tetrapods Provides Insights into the Evolution and Plasticity of Mortality Patterns--David A. W. Miller, Fredric J. Janzen, Gary M. Fellers, Patrick M. Kleeman, and Anne M. Bronikowski||295-314|
|14 A Comparative Perspective on Reproductive Aging, Reproductive Cessation, Post-Reproductive Life, and Social Behavior--Peter T. Ellison and Mary Ann Ottinger||315-338|
|15 The Male-Female Health-Survival Paradox: A Comparative Perspective on Sex Differences in Aging and Mortality--Susan C. Alberts, Elizabeth A. Archie, Laurence R. Gesquiere, Jeanne Altmann, James W. Vaupel, and Kaare Christensen||339-364|
|16 Of Baboons and Men: Social Circumstances, Biology, and the Social Gradient in Health--Michael G. Marmot and Robert Sapolsky||365-388|
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