Risk Sensitivity and Value among Andean Pastoralists: Measures, Models, and Empirical Tests1

@article{Kuznar2001RiskSA,
  title={Risk Sensitivity and Value among Andean Pastoralists: Measures, Models, and Empirical Tests1},
  author={L. Kuznar},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2001},
  volume={42},
  pages={432 - 440}
}
  • L. Kuznar
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
Risk sensitivity has intrigued anthropologists because of the role it can reasonably be expected to play in decision making given the uncertainties of food supply and weather patterns and the hazards that surround us (Winterhalder, Lu, and Tucker 1999, Douglas and Wildavsky 1982, Vayda and McKay 1975). Using data from Andean herders, I will operationalize a definition of risk sensitivity and demonstrate how risk sensitivity varies with environmental and social variables. The potential benefits… Expand
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