Economic Systems of Foraging, Agricultural, and Industrial Societies
Cambridge University Press • • Published In • Pages: 316 •
By Frederic L. Pryor
Foraging groups with lower levels of economic development (Classic and transitional foragers) can be identified with certain property and distribution characteristics (42).
Both classic and transitional foragers have significantly lower incidences of wealth inequality and taxation/tribute. Additionally, classic foragers have significantly less market/barter exchange, food storage, intangible wealth, and inheritance. Transitional foragers have significantly lower slavery, and significantly higher food sharing and land possession. Neither group had significant incidence of marriage wealth transfer.
|Probit Regression||Partially supported||p < 0.05||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Economic Development||Association||Economic Planning And Development|
|Food Sharing||Association||Mutual Aid|
|Food Storage||Association||Preservation And Storage Of Food|
|Wealth Transfer At Marriage||Association||Mode Of Marriage, Nuptials|
|Market/Barter Exchange||Association||Exchange Transactions|
|Taxation/Tribute||Association||Taxation And Public Income|
|Land Possession||Association||Real Property|
|Intangible Wealth||Association||Incorporeal Property|