Agents with imperfect empathy may survive natural selection


Bisin, Alberto and Verdier, Thierry (2001) Agents with imperfect empathy may survive natural selection. Economics Letters, 71, (2), 277-285. (doi:10.1016/S0165-1765(01)00376-7).

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Cultural transmission mechanisms which favor the direct transmission of the parents’ traits to their children may be adaptive to natural selection when opposed to mechanisms in which the parents choose for the offspring the highest fitness at any time.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0165-1765 (print)
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Keywords: natural selection, imperfect empathy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 33479
Date Deposited: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:20
Contact Email Address: alberto.bisin@nyu.edu
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33479

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