Household and Small Business Across the Disciplines

  • Nicoletta Stame University of Rome


Households, which are seen as income pooling units (Wallerstein, Martin, Dickinson 1982), play a crucial role in the world-system analysis. Individuals enjoy income that accrues to their households, a unit embedded in a network of different social relationships among people, kin or not kin, living under the same roof or sharing some important living function. Thus, social relations are seen as ways of obtaining different types of income (wages, rent, pro?t, social exchange, gifts) and ways of ensuring different welfare services.
How to Cite
Stame, N. (2000). Household and Small Business Across the Disciplines. Journal of World-Systems Research, 6(2), 526-541.