The origins of the economy: a comparative study of distribution in primitive and peasant economies

New York: Academic Press Published In Pages: ??
By Pryor, Frederic L.


Non-centric transfers of goods are found with less frequency in societies where nomadic herding is the primary mode of production than in societies with other modes of production (276).


Centricity refers to the degree to which the transfers are patterned to focus on either an institution or an individual carrying out a society-wide role (centric transfers) or to focus on the relationship between distinct pairs of individuals who are not tied in their transactions to a societal-wide pattern (non-centric patterns) (34).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Noncentric TransfersDependentExchange And Transfers
Nomadic HerdingIndependentFood Quest, Pastoral Activities