Types of family and types of economy

American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 66 Published In Pages: 215-225
By Nimkoff, M. F., Middleton, Russell


This article posits that nuclear, independent families are more common under certain economic conditions that affect food supply, demand for family labor, physical mobility, and property system. Empirical analysis suggests that nuclear, independent families are associated with hunting and gathering subsistence type and low social stratification.

Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:mas Amelia Piazza