Paul Hooper - Santa Fe Institute

Evolution of Intergenerational Transfers

    Date:  11/15/2018 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Gross Hall 270

    Organizer:  Jenny Tung


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    All meetings will be in 230 K Gross Hall unless otherwise noted.

    8:30am - Breakfast- Belsky

    9:00am - Breakfast- Belsky

    9:30am - Breakfast- Belsky

   10:00am - Susan Alberts

   10:30am - Anne Pusey

   11:00am - Jenny Tung

   11:30am - Joe Hotz

   12:00pm - Lunch- Herman Pontzer

   12:30pm - Lunch- Herman Pontzer

    1:00pm - Lunch- Herman Pontzer

    1:30pm - Charlotte Lee

    2:00pm - Robbie Burger

    2:30pm - Angie O’Rand

    3:00pm - Seminar Prep

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    6:00pm - Dinner w/Jenny Tung, Charlotte Lee


    Additional Comments:  During graduate school, I made a detailed documentation of intergenerational transfers among forager-horticulturalists living in Bolivian Amazonia. The networks of investment that I observed spurred me to develop an evolutionary model of intergenerational transfers based on inclusive fitness and relative benefits (need) and costs. The model turned out to work remarkably well in predicting transfers within and between families. I'll discuss how this model is more broadly relevant for understanding the evolution of human life histories, including longevity, length of dependence, age-schedule of fertility, and demographic transitions.