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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 8 / 2011 (561)

Work: Social Status and the Role of Work along History – Since Ancient Times to Modern Times

Mirela Ionela ACELEANU
Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Abstract. Work has always had the fundamental role in the human existence and the social communities. The Statute of work has evolved over time, this being determined and influenced by the socio-economic level and social and creative maturity of those who performed work. Reality has shown that work remains the fundamental value which through scientific creativity, efficiency and morality characterizes life and human evolution in various stages of development. This paper presents the significant contributions concerning work's role in the history since the ancient times until the modern era.

Keywords: work; employment; work in the ancient times; work in the Middle Ages.

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