Starvation and famine: cross-cultural codes and some hypothesis tests

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 27 Published In Pages: 28-69
By Dirks, Robert


"This article provides a set of codes that rate the starvation and famine experiences of societies in the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. The codes are used to test several theoretical generalizations regarding the underlying causes of famine." Results indicate that seasonal starvation and direct entitlements are the strongest predictors of famine.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Combination

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