John Shaver

John Shaver is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Religion Programme at the University of Otago. He is an evolutionary anthropologist whose work explores the complex relationships between religion, cooperation, and social inequality. He is also particularly interested in understanding cross-cultural and intra-cultural variation in fertility, and the impacts of family size on child development. To explore these issues, he has conducted research in the Czech Republic, Fiji, Mauritius, New Zealand and the United States.

Recent Posts

June 29, 2020 in Religion

How Does Religion Affect Maternal Fertility and Child Development?

Religious cooperation extends to alloparenting and that higher levels of cooperation among religious mothers can help to explain their higher fertility.
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