Pathways to social inequality

Evolutionary Human Sciences Vol/Iss. 3(e35) Cambridge University Press Cambridge Published In Pages: 1-14
By Haynie, Hannah J., Kavanaugh, Patrick H., Jordan, Fiona M. , Ember, Carol R. , Gray, Russell D. , Greenhill, Simon J. , Kirby, Kathryn R. , Kushnick, Geoff , Low, Bobbi S., Tuff, Ty, Vilela, Bruno, Botero, Carlos A. , Gavin, Michael C.


Resource intensification will be associated with the development of social inequality.


Two measures were used for resource intensification. Intensive agriculture had a direct significant correlation (direct effect size=1.032) with the development of social inequality, while reliance on large domesticated animals was indirectly more significant (indirect effect size=-0.719).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Path diagramsSupportedp<0.05See noteUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Intensive AgricultureIndependentTillage
Class DependentClasses
Large domesticated animalsIndependentAnimal Husbandry