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Cooperative breeding as prosociality's midwife

ACDE Seminar

Speaker

Sarah Walker, University of New South Wales

Venue

Other, please see description for details

Date

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

According to the cooperative breeding hypothesis, human cooperation finds its root in the social arrangements and reciprocal networks solicited for infant care. We implement the first economic experiment to elucidate the relationship between allomaternal care – in which caregivers other than the mother participate in childrearing – and prosociality among a random sample of participants in remote areas of the Solomon Islands. We document three main findings.

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