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Creating and Transforming Households The Constraints of the World-Economy

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ISBN-10: 0521427134

ISBN-13: 9780521427135

Edition: 1992

Authors: Joan M. Smith, Immanuel Wallerstein, Kathie Friedman Kasaba, Kathleen Stanley, Randall H. McGuire

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This book seeks an explanation of the pattern of sharp discrepancy of wage levels across the world-economy for work of comparable productivity. It explores how far such differences can be explained by the different structures of households as income-pooling units, examining three key variables: location in the core or periphery of the world-economy; periods of expansion versus periods of contraction in the world-economy; and secular transformation over time. The authors argue that both the boundaries of households and their sources of income are molded by the changing patterns of the world-economy, but are also modes of defense against its pressures. Drawing empirical data from eight local…    
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/27/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Immanuel Wallerstein has been a Senior Research Scholar at Yale University since 2000, having taught previously at many distinguished universities. Among his many books, he is the author of the magisterial 4-volume work, The Modern World System. Volume IV is recently published.

Kathleen Stanley,C.D.E., R.D., thediabetes education program coordinator. Connie C. Crawley, M.S., R.D., L.D.(Athens, GA), is anutrition and health specialist.

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