Altruism , cooperation , and efficiency : Agricultural production in polygynous households

@inproceedings{Akresh2011AltruismC,
  title={Altruism , cooperation , and efficiency : Agricultural production in polygynous households},
  author={Richard Akresh},
  year={2011}
}
Altruism, Cooperation, and Efficiency: Agricultural Production in Polygynous Households Altruism among family members can, in some cases, inhibit cooperation by increasing the utility that players expect to receive in a non-cooperative equilibrium. To test this, we examine agricultural productivity in polygynous households in West Africa. We find that cooperation is greater – production is more efficient – among co-wives than among husbands and wives because co-wives are less altruistic towards… CONTINUE READING