Demography of the Dobe Kung

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Contents

An Overview of the Population Study of a Hunting and Gathering People
1
Problems of Valid Generalization
3
The Dobe Area
6
Refugees or Aborigines?
9
The Status of the IKung in the 1960s
16
The Definition of the Population of the Dobe Area IKung
17
Age Estimation and Age Structure
23
Demographic Techniques of Assessment and Correction of Age Estimates
24
AMBUSH Simulations of Population Size and Growth
216
Marriage and Remarriage Among the IKung
227
Prohibited Spouses
228
Preferential Criteria for Selection of Spouses and the Marriage Market
229
Marital and NonMarital Sexual Behavior
231
Legitimacy and Custody of Children
232
Marital Status of Adults in 1968
233
Marriage Success Rates for Men and Women
248

Age Structure of the Population
41
Causes of Sickness and Death
47
Sanitary Conditions and Customs That Affect Mortality
48
Social Costs of Morbidity and Mortality
51
Occupational Hazards of the Hunting and Gathering Way of Life
54
Interpersonal Violence Homicide and Suicide
59
Infectious and Communicable Diseases
62
Degenerative Disease
66
Causes of Death in Comparative Perspective
68
The Measurement of Mortality
73
Model Life Tables
75
IKung Mortality
80
Simulating Mortality
99
The Universe of IKunglike Populations
100
Simulating IKunglike Populations
101
LifeTable Indicators of Mortality
104
AMBUSH Perspectives on Assessment of the IKung Mortality Data
114
An Overview of IKung Womens Fertility Completed Reproductive Careers
117
The Measurement of Fertility
122
Production of Live Births
123
Age at First Birth
128
Birth Intervals and Their Evidence for Fertility Limitation
133
Causes of Low Parity
135
Fertility Performance 19631973
137
Age Patterns of Current Fertility
138
Numbers of Children Born Per Woman
145
The Length of Birth Intervals
146
Summary of Fertility Performance 19631973
151
IKung Fertility Performance in Comparative Perspective
153
Parity Progression Ratios
156
AgeSpecific Marital Fertility Rates and Patterns
158
Declining Fertility with Age
160
Duration of the Reproductive Span and the Length of Birth Intervals
162
Accounting for the Differences
165
Primary and Secondary Sterility Normal and Pathological Causes
167
Secondary Sterility
181
The Costs of Venereal Disease to the IKung
185
Fatness and Fertility
189
Frischs Critical Fatness Hypothesis
190
Application to the IKung
192
The Status of the Critical Fatness Hypothesis
210
Population Size Growth Rates and the Age Distribution Simulations of Fertility and Mortality
213
Sources of Recent Change in Marriage
252
Fertility Performance of IKung Men
253
Age at First Marriage
258
Mens AgeSpecific Fertility Rates
261
Mens Fertility by Age and Age of Wife
265
Differential Success
267
Mens Parity Distributions
269
Population Growth as Measured Through the Male Generation
273
The Simulation of Fertility Within Marriage
277
The AMBUSH Method for Generating Marriages
278
The AMBUSH Method for Generating Births for Marriages
281
Viability of the Simulated Populations
286
Marital Status in the Simulated Populations
288
Fertility Performance in the Simulated Populations
291
Parity of Newborns and Generational Growth
299
Social Structural Implications of Demographic Parameters Kinship Ties and Kinship Groups
305
The Cultural Definitions of Kinship
306
Variability in Kin Ties
307
The Total Inventory of Kin
322
Households and Kinship Groups
324
Number of Simultaneously Living Generations
328
Kinship Relations as Resources
329
Review and Overview
330
Genetic Implications of IKung Demography
333
The Demographic Facts of IKung Womens Lives
334
Demographic Facts of Genetic Transmission Mens Rates
338
The Opportunity for Natural Selection
340
Microevolution on the Allelic Level
346
The Distribution of Number of Allelic Copies Transmitted per Parent
348
Microevolution
350
Population Size Isolation and Random Drift
355
Review and Overview
358
History and Future of the Dobe IKung Population
361
19682000
371
Dobe in the 1970s
372
Dobe in the 1980s
375
Dobe in the 1990s
376
Summary of Trends in Population Parameters over Time
377
References
383
Index
397
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