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 will be more habitual in societies with greater resource stress.


Supported for frequent types of food and labor sharing (except for daily sharing). Limited food sharing information led coders to examine the following OCM variables: daily routine (512), household (592), and community structure (621). Also, when there was limited labor sharing information, coders examined food quest (220), annual cycle (221), animal husbandry (230), agriculture (240), exchange transactions (437), and daily routine (512).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
90% Highest Posterior Density IntervalSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN