Sunlight and culture

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol/Iss. Issue 188 Elsevier Published In Pages: 757-782
By Fredriksson, Per G. , Mohanty, Aatishya


Greater UV-R exposure will be negatively correlated with individualism in pre-industrial societies.


Authors cite Murdock and White (1969) for individualistic characteristics, however, data is from Barry et. al. (1976). The authors averaged competitiveness, non-obedience, self-reliance, and achievement scores to index individualism.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least square regressionSupportedp< .01b= -1.056 to -1.460UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
IndividualismDependentSocial Personality, Ethics, Socialization
UV-R exposureIndependentClimate