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dc.contributor.authorBergstrom, Carl T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBergstrom, Theodore C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-11-04T04:28:49Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-13T19:58:14Z
dc.date.available2004-11-04T04:28:49Zen_US
dc.date.available2007-06-13T19:58:14Z
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationBergstrom, C. T. and T. C. Bergstrom (1999) Journal of Bioeconomics. 1:47-72en_US
dc.identifier.issn1387-6996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/2005en_US
dc.description.abstractThe theory of parent-offspring conflict predicts that mothers and their offspring may not agree about how resources should be allocated among family members. An offspring, for example, may favor a later weaning date than does its mother. Despite a parent's physical superiority, it may be that offspring are able to manipulate their parents' behavior. In this paper, we investigate a two-locus population genetic model of weaning conflict in which offspring can attempt to extort resources from their parents by reducing their own chances of survival if their demands are not met. We find that the frequency of recombination between the genes controlling maternal behavior and those controlling juvenile behavior determines the evolutionary outcome of this genetic conflict. When these genes are tightly linked, the mother will be able to get her way. When they are not, offspring can successfully "blackmail" their parents into providing additional resources.en_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishersen_US
dc.subjectparent-offspring conflicten_US
dc.subjectweaning conflicten_US
dc.subjectparental manipulationen_US
dc.subjectblackmailen_US
dc.subjectparental careen_US
dc.subjectsibling rivalryen_US
dc.subjectkin selectionen_US
dc.subjecttwo-locus modelen_US
dc.subjectevolutionary biologyen_US
dc.subjectgame theoryen_US
dc.subjecteconomics of the familyen_US
dc.subjectrotten-kid theoremen_US
dc.titleDoes Mother Nature Punish Rotten Kids?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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