10 Abr New paper on cooperation among three generations
A new paper of mine is out, in collaboration with J.A. Molina, A. Ferrer, J.I. Giménez-Nadal, C. Gracia-Lázaro and Y. Moreno, all from the University of Zaragoza, on cooperation between generations. In a logistically quite demanding experiment, we got 55 triads of grandparent-parent-child and we had them play public goods games among themselves, in groups involving one person of each generation but not family, and in random groups. Our results show more cooperation among family members, as expected, with youngsters and parents cooperating less in general than grandparents. Interestingly, grandparents cooperate more or less the same in all three conditions, and children cooperate less than the other age group, highlighting the importance of family ties and also of inter-generational relationships.