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Home economics   /hoʊm ˌɛkənˈɑmɪks/   Listen
Home economics

Theory and practice of homemaking.  Synonyms: domestic science, home ec, household arts.

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"Home economics" Quotes from Famous Books

... Lane in his "Level of Social Motion" claims that present tendencies are leading to a level of $2000 a year and a family of two children as an average. Mr. Wells claims as a tendency in living conditions the practically automatic and servantless household. In connection with the Mary Lowell Stone Home Economics Exhibit a design of an approach to this kind of a dwelling was asked for in sketch. The accompanying plans were made by a firm who have had not only experience in this kind of domestic building, but who have sympathy ...
— The Cost of Shelter • Ellen H. Richards

... who have attended to the outburst of novels and treatises on humble or squalid life, to the copious discussions on child-study, to the masses of slum literature, and to the numerous writings on home economics, how true to-day seems the following sentence written in 1837: "The literature of the poor, the feelings of the child, the philosophy of the street, the meaning of household life are ...
— Four American Leaders • Charles William Eliot

Words linked to "Home economics" :   social science, domestic science

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