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Migration, integration and reproduction

Migration is a central feature of human behaviour, yet there is little consensus about its long-term impact on people and populations. A new study examines the records of Finnish Karelians evacuated to western Finland during World War II and suggests that integration into a host population entails a trade-off between social status and fertility.

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Towner, M.C. Migration, integration and reproduction. Nat Hum Behav 3, 323–324 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0576-8

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