Resource Unpredictability, mistrust, and war: a cross-cultural study

The Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol/Iss. 36 Published In Pages: 242-262
By Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin


Controlling for mistrust in a multiple regression analysis, natural disasters are positively associated with overall warfare (254)


R-squared is higher in nonstate societies compared with overall sample (R=.82 vs. .71)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionSupportedp<.05beta=.59 overall; .63 in nonstate societiesOne-tailed