Bargaining theory and cooperative fishing participation on ifaluk atoll

  title={Bargaining theory and cooperative fishing participation on ifaluk atoll},
  author={R. Sosis and S. Feldstein and K. Hill},
  journal={Human Nature},
  • R. Sosis, S. Feldstein, K. Hill
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Human Nature
  • In this paper we examine the merit of bargaining theory, in its economic and ecological forms, as a model for understanding variation in the frequency of participation in cooperative fishing among men of Ifaluk atoll in Micronesia. Two determinants of bargaining power are considered: resource control and a bargainer’s utility gain for his expected share of the negotiated resource. Several hypotheses which relte cultural and life-course parameters to bargaining power are tested against data on… CONTINUE READING
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