Does the teaching of home economics skills have an economic payoff? The case of clothing construction

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Creator Zick, Cathleen D.
Other Author Benzley, Janet
Title Does the teaching of home economics skills have an economic payoff? The case of clothing construction
Date 1986
Description In recent years secondary schools have begun to view their home economics programs as an increasing marginal portion of their overall curricula. Because no payments are made for goods produced at home, gauging the economic value of taking a home economics class has been difficult for students, parents, and administrators. This paper illustrates the use of two frequently proposed valuation techniques to assess the economic gains of taking a home economics course. In the calculations, specific reference is given to the case of clothing construction. Implications for school resource allocations and curriculum development are discussed.
Type Text
Publisher Association for Career and Technical Education
Volume 3
Issue 3
First Page 84
Last Page 94
Subject Nonmarket activities; Clothing construction; Home sewing; Valuation
Subject LCSH Education, Secondary; Home economics -- Study and teaching
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Zick, C. D., & Benzley, J. (1986). Does the teaching of home economics skills have an economic payoff? The case of clothing construction. Journal of Vocational Home Economics Education, 3(3), 84-94.
Rights Management (c)Association for Career and Technical Education
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m90sxt
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