Family Economy

Family Economy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The term Family Economy can be used to describe the family as an economic unit.The early stages of development in many economies are characterized by family based production. In the early, pre-industrial stage, technology was limited and unchanging. Most economic activity took place within the household, and production and distribution were organized by custom and tradition.High mortality rates and low productivity meant that on the farms and in the towns life was short and living conditions were harsh - an existence which was accepted fatalistically. In this society the family played a central role, since economic and social status was defined by birth, family ties, and local custom. Most importantly, the family was a productive unit, and physical strength - typically a male attribute - was an essential element in survival.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • String Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136064162
  • 9786136064161