Life history, parental investment and health of Agta Foragers
7 November 11:30
58a Banbury Road, Pauling Centre
Dr Page completed her PhD in Biological Anthropology in 2016, specialising in the life history, behaviour and health of hunter-gatherers.
Development programmes seek to improve child health and wellbeing, however frequently overlook the key role parental investment has in dictating child outcomes. Parents can be seen as gatekeepers through which interventions must work through, therefore a systematic understanding of parental investment using life history theory is essential. This talk will examine some key predictions from life history about parental investment and childcare from other sources to explore their relationships with the demography and health of Agta foragers from the Philippines