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dc.contributor.authorWerner, Dennis-
dc.identifier.citationWERNER, Dennis. Fertility and pacification among the Mekranoti of Central Brazil. Human Ecology, v. 11, n. 2, p. 227-245, 1983en_US
dc.publisherDaniel G. Batesen_US
dc.rightsopen accessen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Centro-Oesteen_US
dc.subject.otherMebêngôkre Kaiapóen_US
dc.titleFertility and pacification among the Mekranoti of Central Brazilen_US
dc.creator.affilliationUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC, Brasilen_US
dc.description.abstractenDemographers and anthropologists have recently turned their attention to the fertility increases that seem to have occurred with the “demographic transition.” This study examines various explanations for historical changes infertility among the Mekranoti-Kayapo Indians of Central Brazil. Data from pregnancy histories and genealogies suggest that changes in health status, use of contraceptives, lactation periods, and post-partum sexual abstinence are not as important in accounting for Mekranoti fertility as is warfare. Because of high male mortality from war, many Mekranoti women spent a large portion of their reproductive years without a husband, and their fertility was significantly lower as a result. This finding may have implications for demographic changes elsewhere and in other periods of human evolution.en_US
dc.subject.decsÍndios Sul-Americanosen_US
dc.subject.decsSaúde de Populações Indígenasen_US
dc.subject.enHealth of Indigenous Peoplesen_US
dc.subject.enIndians, South Americanen_US
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