Starvation and famine: cross-cultural codes and some hypothesis tests
Cross-Cultural Research • Vol/Iss. 27 • Published In • Pages: 28-69 •
By Dirks, Robert
Excluding specialized hunting groups, societies that rely heavily on gathering will experience less frequent and drastic famine (39).
A weakly significant negative correlation is found between recurrence of famine and reliance on gathering (p= .04) which suggests some tendency for gathering to reduce likelihood of recurrence.
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Dependence On Gathering||Independent||Collecting, Diet|
|Occurance Of Famine||Dependent||Disasters|
|Persistence Of Famine||Dependent||Disasters|
|Severity Of Famine||Dependent||Disasters|