Economically Independent Population

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Economically Independent Population

 

the aggregate of people with independent sources for the means of existence. These sources include labor incomes, stipends, and pensions; in the bourgeois countries, unearned income constitutes an additional source. The concept of the economically independent population is not used extensively in modern statistics, having been replaced by the concept of the economically active population, that is, the population engaged in labor that brings earnings or income.

REFERENCE

Kurs demografii. Moscow, 1974.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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