Monthly Archives: February 2019

Wellbeing and Welfare: Concepts and Distinction

The words “welfare” and “wellbeing” have two very different meanings in economics. The most familiar meaning to the general public is that Welfare refers to a collection of government programs such as food stamps and Medicare, usually intended to help … Continue reading

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Evolution of Kinship Societies into Tributary Societies: An Important Step in Development of Cities

The first cities emerged as a result of a fundamental reorganization of food production and economic diversification in human societies. Before the advent of cities, ancient peoples lived in clan groups and villages organized around extended kin, or family, relationships … Continue reading

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Religion as a Social Group

A social group is a collection of people who interact with each other and share similar characteristics and a sense of unity. A social category is a collection of people who do not interact but who share similar characteristics. Religion, by this definition is also a social group. Religion is … Continue reading

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Urban Primacy,the Primate City and Rank Size Rule

Urban Primacy is when one city is dominantly large in a group of cities. Usually when a largest city is over twice as large as the next city, this would constitute urban primacy. Other measures are more rigorous whereby a … Continue reading

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