How the international slave trade underdeveloped Africa

The Journal of Economic History Vol/Iss. 82(2) Cambridge University Press Published In Pages: 403-441
By Whatley, Warren


In West Africa, proximity to an international slave port predicts a greater probability that a society will be organized around preservation of slave wealth in nuclear polygynous families under inherited local political aristocracies.


Column 8; table 6


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Probit regressionSupportedp< .05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN