ERIC Number: ED416136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Effects of Technological Advances in Agriculture.
Welch, Mary A., Ed.
Economic Issues for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, n4 Fall 1990
Comparisons of average food prices and hourly wages based on 40-hours work week in various capital cities of the world are presented. Such factors as mechanization, chemicals, and improved genetics have resulted in greater productivity, fewer but larger farms, and hardier plants and animals. The economic effects are discussed as they are felt by both the producers and consumers. The booklet concludes with two student projects and a quiz. (EH)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Business, Consumer Economics, Economic Development, Economics, Food, Foreign Countries, International Trade, Natural Resources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Supply and Demand, Technology
School of Agriculture, Office of Academic Programs, Purdue University, 1140 Agricultural Administration Building, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1140.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. School of Agriculture.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see SO 027 918-929. Printed on colored paper. Photographs may not reproduce well.