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


The scope of customary sharing would be broader geographically and socially with more resource stress.


Due to limited beyond-household food sharing information, coders examined the following OCM variables: daily routine (512), household (592), and community structure (621). Additionally, coders examined the following variables for limited beyond-household labor sharing information: food quest(220), annual cycle (221), animal husbandry (230), agriculture (240), exchange transactions (437), and daily routine (512).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
90% Highest Posterior Density IntervalNot SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN