Home > Events & News > Brown Bag Schedule . Archive

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Johnson says PSID's income, wealth, and consumption data allow synergistic research on material living standards

Brown: Evidence indicates increasing minimum wage has a modest negative impact on employment in the short term

Wagner and Heeringa study facets of suicide risk among US Army soldiers

More News

Highlights

Call for Papers: PSID User Conference 2018: Child Wellbeing and Outcomes in Childhood, Young Adulthood, and over the Lifecourse

Martha Bailey elected to the Board of Officers of the Society of Labor Economists

Charlie Brown elected to the Board of Officers of the Society of Labor Economists

Patrick Kline wins SOLE's Sherwin Rosen Prize for "Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics"

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

More PSC brown bags, Fall 2018

Daniel J. Kruger

Kruger says STD theory of monogamy 'fascinating' but not definitive

a PSC In The News reference, 2016

"To have, to hold, to avoid STDs: Science tackles evolution of monogamy" - Globe and Mail. 04/13/2016.

A recent analysis suggests that the impact of sexually transmitted diseases may have pushed humans toward monogamy during the agricultural revolution, when societies became more concentrated in population. Although finding the issue interesting, Daniel Kruger noted that the responsibility for raising children is a much more commonly cited explanation for why socially imposed monogamy is a feature of almost all human populations. “Sex is sexy,” he said. “People just find this question fascinating.”

Related journal article

Researcher:

Daniel J. Kruger

View News Archive

Next