—“Monogamy is eugenic, not polygamy. That seems counterintuitive, because elite men can be much more reproductively successful under polygamy. And they are, with lower quality women, because that’s the only way elite men can have several, by mating down. So low status women are reproductively more successful under polygamy and high status women relatively less so. And the dysgenic effect for females predominates over the eugenic effect for males. Just look at societies with normative polygyny, Africa, the middle east…. In contrast, monogamous societies can institute moderately eugenic policies for men AND women under assortative mating.”=== Eli Harman

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