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The role and significance of consanguinity as a demographic variable

Bittles, A.H. (1994) The role and significance of consanguinity as a demographic variable. Population Development Review, 20 (3). pp. 561-584.

Link to Published Version: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2137601
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Abstract

The predominant western stereotype of inbreeding is of a poor and remote community, a large proportion of whose inhabitants suffer from obscure physical disorders and exhibit obvious symptoms of mental subnormality. In most instances this characterization is almost mythic, although isolated, inbred communities occasionally have been documented...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12544
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