Our better nature: Does resource stress predict beyond-household sharing

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 39 Elsevier Published In Pages: 380-391
By Ember, Carol R., Skoggard, Ian, Ringen, Erik J. , Farrer, Megan


Beyond-household sharing is a cultural universal.


If there was little or no information for food sharing available, coders also looked at the following OCM categories: daily routine (512), household (592), and community structure (621). When information was limited for labor sharing, coders looked at household (592), annual cycle (221), daily routine (512), exchange transactions (437), food quest activities (220), animal husbandry (230), and agriculture (240).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
90% Highest Posterior Density IntervalSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN