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Economic Systems Economic Systems Presented By: David Schiedler, Bethany Scully, Lauren Shadle, Rose Sinnhuber, Amanda Spotts, Amy Taggart
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ECONOMICS OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Production uses specialized technology, sophisticated land-use strategies and labor inputs result in reliable production techniques large crop yields agriculturists use plows that are pulled by horses to work the earth and increase their cultivation areas in a smaller amount of time
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Characteristics of Agricultural Societies Intensive investment in labor and technology Set stage for permanent settlements As it intensified, energy expanded per acre increased This lead to greater yields and the accumulation of larger surpluses
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Permanent settlements—sedentism Development was helped by labor and technology The ever-growing population was supported by surpluses The more food there was, the more people could be supported; the more people there were, the more food could be produced
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Differences from Other Societies Use children for labor Large families are seen a lot Birth control use very relaxed Intensive farming communities Land can be bought or sold by the owner
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Land Ownership in an Agricultural Society Large emphasis placed on individual ownership and control of land Ownership of land also depends on where it is located Peru and Ecuador land ownership is a family affair and everyone shares it India land parcels are owned by individual people permits owner to sell land as they please Land can be passed on to children or designated relatives
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Agrarian States Fosters competition among individuals and families concerning land ownership The central government organizes the distribution of surpluses so everyone is maintained and receives an equal share Land ownership is concentrated by only a few individuals Nonwealthy people and families lose control of land
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misfortune poor crops other unforeseen disasters
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