Relations Involving Fertility by Birth Order

  • Alfred J. Lotka
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE)


The higher they ascend in the evolutionary scale, the more biological organisms depend, during their early growth, on protection and apprenticeship from their parents, or at least from their mother. In the human species that phenomenon reaches its highest degree and gives rise to the family, an institution whose fundamental influence extends over all phases of the life of the individual, of the community, and of nations.


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