Understanding ethnolinguistic differences: The roles of geography and trade

The Economic Journal Vol/Iss. ueab065 Oxford University Press Published In Pages: 1-28
By Dickens, Andrew


Post-1500 ethnic groups residing in land with high-productive variation will have increased exogamous inter-ethnic marriage.


This was tested first with data from the Ethnographic atlas (p<.05), then with the SCCS (p<.1). However, note that the measure of marriage was community exogamy, not inter-ethnic exogamy.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedp<.10b= .114 to .375UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Exogamous MarriageDependentRegulation Of Marriage
Land productivity variationIndependentClimate, Land Use, Production And Supply