Re: World Peace Via Old Men

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 14:36:35 MST

Hal wrote:
>Robin writes:
> > I would love to see such data as well. I know where to find data on MAR
> > levels, but I haven't yet found any summary data on global war deaths. ...
>I assume i got these figures on per-capita war deaths from the referenced
>article, so that must have had information that wouled be relevant.

I found this chart:
which is at least something. What data sources I have seem to suggest
that MAR didn't decrease substantially until about 1980, so the question
is whether we can discern a trend since then, after correcting for population
changes and any biases in what events are recorded in such summaries.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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