The wealthy are starting to have more babies than the poor again

The wealthy are starting to have more babies than the poor again
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Bloomberg
By Justin Fox For most of human history (and probably prehistory), higher male status was linked to having more children. This relationship between positive status and offspring seems to have reached its peak with despotic rulers such as reputed father-of-thousands Genghis Khan – a 2003 genetic study found that one out of every 200 men worldwide may carry his Y chromosome. For women, that level of fecundity was, of course, impossible, and overall their status-offspring link was weaker, but in general, people with more resou...

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