The Inheritance of Inequality in Pre-Modern Societies
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Conveners: Monique Borgerhoff Mulder (UC Davis) & Samuel Bowles (SFI and University of Siena)
Objective: In order to better understand the long term dynamics of inequality, we will estimate and seek to explain the extent of intergenerational transmission of land ownership, network ties, livestock, household wealth, health status, knowledge and other types of wealth in a sample of hunter-gatherer, horticultural and other small-scale societies.