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The ENDOW project is a collaborative network of social scientists interested in cross-cultural comparative work.

We are bringing together anthropologists and other social scientists working primarily in rural – and rapidly changing – communities around the world to undertake research that explores key social and environmental dimensions of the human condition – see the fieldsites page to see where we’re working.

We are working to build the networks and infrastructure (including survey protocols, database architectures, and analytical tools) that will facilitate meaningful, productive comparisons – see the data management page for more on some of these efforts.

Right now, our primary efforts are aimed at understanding “Economic Network Dynamics and the Origins of Wealth (Inequality)” (hence the acronym ENDOW) – see the projects page for more details on our past and current projects.

Watch this space for more on our work, and please reach out if you’re interested in getting involved.