Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men, and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa

Journal of Conflict Resolution Vol/Iss. 64(2-3) SAGE Thousand Oaks, CA Published In Pages: 402-431
By Koos, Carlo, Neupert-Wentz, Clara


An ethnic group's share of common borders with polygynous neighboring groups will be positively correlated with their risk of intergroup conflict. (409)


Significant and positive for intergroup conflict data taken from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) (p<0.01); marginally significant and positive for data taken from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program - Georeferenced Event Dataset (UCDP-GED) (p<0.10). Results from both samples were more significant in the expected direction with all controls (ACLED: p<0.001; UCDP-GED: p<0.01).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
RegressionSupportedSee noteNot standardizedUNKNOWN