Advances in Population 3 by Lawrence J. Severy

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Work on these issues is still in its infancy, but the promise for important scientific advances is great, particularly in light of the rapidly developing capabilities of both quantitative genetics and molecular genetic research. The recognition of genetic influences on fertility leads to a further point, that fertility is at least in part the product of evolution. That evolution and natural selection occur is by now practically undisputed among scientists, and mating and reproduction are critical components of this process.

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It implies a basic research agenda that, if mastered, will greatly enhance our ability and perspective in addressing the pressing issues of the day. In the following sections of this essay, I touch on past, current and future developments within a number of disciplines that are helping to contribute to this research agenda. Biological Factors and Fertility As noted above, one of the significant advances in demographic work of the 1950s was the identification of 'intermediate variables' based on the biological processes leading to fertility, through which all other influences must operate.

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