In this type of situation, aid groups might be tempted to spread out the
food supplies to as many needy children as possible, giving each a
until there's nothing left. But according to a new study
out of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the University of
Bergen in Norway, relief
workers should instead give as much emergency food as possible to
only those children who are in the greatest danger of dying. The rest
should get nothing.
According to the authors, this "all-or-nothing" approach will actually save more lives in the long run...