Predictors of Land Privatization: Cross-Cultural Tests of Defendability and Resource Stress Theory

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 122(4) American Anthropological Association Arlington, VA Published In Pages: 745-758
By Ember, Carol R., Adem, Terferi Abate, Brougham, Tahlisa, Pitek, Emily


In societies with permanent settlements, famines will be negatively associated with communal property


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Gamma/RhoSupportedp<0.05gamma=-0.24, rho=-0.344One-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Property SystemDependent variableProperty System
Rate of famineIndependent variableDisasters