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. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-08-03.

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Summary:  View help for Summary Using a carefully designed series of public goods games, we compare, across monogamous and polygynous households, the willingness of husbands and wives to cooperate to maximize household gains. Compared to monogamous husbands and wives, polygynous husbands and wives are less cooperative, one with another, and co-wives are least cooperative, one with another. The husbands' and wives' behavior in a corresponding series of inter-household games indicates that these differences cannot be attributed to selection of less cooperative people into polygyny. Finally, behavior in polygynous households is more reciprocal and less apparently altruistic.

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JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      O12 Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
      D13 Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
      C93 Field Experiments
      J12 Marriage • Marital Dissolution • Family Structure • Domestic Abuse

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