"Economic man" in cross-cultural perspective: behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies

Behavior and Brain Sciences Vol/Iss. 28 Published In Pages: 795-855
By Henrich, Joseph, Boyd, Robert, Bowles, Samuel, Camerer, Colin, Fehr, Ernst, Gintis, Herbert, McElreath, Richard L., Alvard, Michael, Barr, Abigail, Ensminger, Jean, Henrich, Natalie Smith, Hill, Kim, Gil-White, Francisco, Gurven, Michael, Marlowe, Frank W., Patton, John Q., Tracer, David


An individual's age, sex, level of formal education, and wealth relative to others in their group will predict variations in behavior in an economic game (807).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionNot SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
AgeIndependentAge Stratification
Economic BehaviorDependentNONE
Level Of Formal EducationIndependentEducation
Relative WealthIndependentAccumulation Of Wealth
SexIndependentGender Roles And Issues