Social structure and conflict: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

Working paper Vol/Iss. . Harvard Scholar Published In Pages: i-64
By Moscona, Jacob, Nunn, Nathan, Robinson, James A.


There will be a relationship between segmentary lineage and conflict, and this relationship does not work through prosperity or religion


The same model as the previous hypothesis was tested, but with added variables. The correlation plot was also used to test the present hypothesis, and found an association between segmentary lineage organization and greater population density(but not Islam or light intensity), as well as an association between population density and all types of conflict. Although the present model still found a relationship between segmentary lineage and conflict, the estimated effect was reduced.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
OLS EstimatesSupportedmultiple p-valuesUNKNOWNUNKNOWN