Consumption, Nonproductive

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Consumption, Nonproductive

 

the use of material goods and services by the population (personal consumption) and by institutions and organizations of the nonproductive sphere (administration, science, and defense).

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