The communal/exchange distinction and some implications for understanding justice in families

@article{Williamson1989TheCD,
  title={The communal/exchange distinction and some implications for understanding justice in families},
  author={Gail M. Williamson and Margaret S Clark},
  journal={Social Justice Research},
  year={1989},
  volume={3},
  pages={77-103}
}
This article briefly reviews 10 years of research on a distinction between communal and exchange norms. Communal norms dictate benefits should be given in response to the other's needs. Exchange norms dictate benefits should be given in response to specific benefits received in the past or with the expectation of receiving specific benefits in the future. Choice of norms is shown to be influenced by the type of relationship desired or existing between two people. Evidence of chronic individual… CONTINUE READING

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