Fathers and Altruism

  1. New scientific research suggests that mothers are more altruistic than fathers.
  2. The reason is because they know that their children are their own, where as fathers can never be completely certain.
  3. When parents from an impoverished area were offered cash for themselves or high quality sandals for their children, fathers opted for cash when they were alone.  In contrast, mothers opted for the sandals for their children.  However, when the fathers were making the decision in the presence of the mothers, they picked the sandals.
Source: http://www.ru.nl/english/university/vm/news/@943747/altruistic_mothers/

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