Our better nature: Does resource stress predict beyond-household sharing

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 39 Elsevier Published In Pages: 380-391
By Ember, Carol R., Skoggard, Ian, Ringen, Erik J. , Farrer, Megan


The present research investigates food sharing and labor sharing practices of 98 nonindustrial societies. The aims are to: 1) document the frequency and scope of sharing, and 2) test the theory that greater sharing is adaptive in societies subject to more resource stress (including natural hazards).

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