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Mixed economy
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The term mixed economy refers to families, households, or individuals who earn their livelihood from two or more types of work [2. 19]. Scholars primarily discuss the rural manifestation of a mixed economy as the interleaving of agricultural and other income, mainly in households whose land was insufficient to make ends meet solely by farming. Following the presentation of [5], we can categorize the means of earning a living that supplemented or replaced the household’s own agriculture on the basis of the localization of demand: activities that served the local m…

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Mahlerwein, Gunter, “Mixed economy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_024144>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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