4 Jun, 2015
Poor children more generous than their rich counterparts,
An altruism experiment found that four-year-olds from less well-off families donated more of their prize than their wealthy peers
Even as four-year-olds, poor people are more generous than their richer counterparts, an altruism experiment suggests.
Psychologists also found that teaching pre-school children to help those in need can lead to them being healthier later in life.
Researchers from the University of California carried out an altruism experiment on 74 children aged four.
During the experiment, the children played games that would earn them tokens which they could swap for prizes at the end.