Altruism premiums in South African University Students

Published: 19 March 2018| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/k2pj67kvzf.2
Frederik Booysen


Data for 113 subjects who completed the Social Discounting Task and a short questionnaire with recipient information and basic personal socio-demographic characteristics. The hypotheses is that there are altruism premiums for kin, partners, family and friends, independent of relationship closeness. The results of the analysis illustrates that such premiums in fact exist and that altruism is also a function of relationship closeness, especially in kin and family.


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University of the Free State Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Human Sciences Research Council


Economics, Experimental Economics