Evolution of equal division among unequal partners.

@article{Debove2015EvolutionOE,
  title={Evolution of equal division among unequal partners.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Debove and Nicolas Baumard and Jean-Baptiste Andr{\'e}},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={
          561-9
        }
}
One of the hallmarks of human fairness is its insensitivity to power: although strong individuals are often in a position to coerce weak individuals, fairness requires them to share the benefits of cooperation equally. The existence of such egalitarianism is poorly explained by current evolutionary models. We present a model based on cooperation and partner choice that can account for the emergence of a psychological disposition toward fairness, whatever the balance of power between the… CONTINUE READING
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