Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98524
Authors: 
Szentes, Balázs
Thomas, Caroline D.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] Games [ISSN:] 2073-4336 [Publisher:] MDPI [Place:] Basel [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 426-436
Abstract: 
We analyze a model in which individuals have hereditary reproductive types. The reproductive value of an individual is determined by her reproductive type and the amount of resources she can access. We introduce the possibility of suicide and assume it is also a genetic trait that interacts with the reproductive type of an individual. The main result of the paper is that populations where suicide is possible grow faster than other populations.
Subjects: 
suicide
evolution
group selection
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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