Parental Differences

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SEX DIFFERENTCES IN PARENTAL INVESTMENT

-human males can opt out of parental investment in a way that females cannot.

-Females invest more than males.. produce fewer potential babies than males do so they have parental certainty. 

-Females breast feed their young so have a more extended period of childcare. Therefore have a larger pre-natal as well as post-natal contribution.

-FEmales have a particularly high cost of childcare with a minimum of 9 months which is much greater than the males minimum.

-A man can potentially father an unlimited number of children. 

-Males are under pressure to protect themselves from cuckoldry. 

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-Females want to ensure good quality offspring so they don't waste their efforts. Woman may marry a caring man with good-resources but…

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