Population growth, society, and culture: an inventory of cross-culturally tested causal hypotheses

HRAF Press New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 126
By Sipes, Richard G.


Rationality of western economic behavior will be negatively associated with Population Growth Rate (PGR) (72).


Rationality of western economic behavior is measured as a composite of 5 variables, including use of markets, saleable subsistence sources, price considerations paramount in selling, wage labor, and use of national currency.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
GammaNot Supportedp = 0.46gamma= 0.02UNKNOWN