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Потребление домохозяйств: институциональный аспект исследования

Зухба Е. Н.

The article studies problems of consumption which has economic and social components. There is demonstrated the collective nature of consumption. So the object of its study should be selected the household, rather than an autonomous individual, as proposed in the modern marginal and the neoclassical approaches. Clarified that consumption is a process that is under the active influence of the institutional environment, it has the qualitative differences in market and nonmarket environments. A characteristic feature of consumption at the household level is its non-market character associated with the principles of non-market subsistence production, distribution, and exchange within the household. Dynamics of consumption reflects the cyclical nature of the household functioning and modern trends of social development.