Economic Systems of Foraging, Agricultural, and Industrial Societies

Cambridge University Press Published In Pages: 316
By Frederic L. Pryor


Foraging economy type (classic, transitional, human-wealth oriented, intangible-wealth oriented, politically oriented, or physical-wealth oriented) will be associated with the presence of certain political institutions. (52)


PO economies are positively correlated with political centralization, and HWO economies are positively correlated with presence of gambling. No other significant relationships are found.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regressionPartially supportedp < 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN