Division of Labor in Society: Definition, Theorists & Examples


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This development made the division of labor possible:

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1. What is not a benefit of the division of labor:

2. For Adam Smith, a key outcome of the division of labor was:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of the division of labor and its role in society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Benefits of the division of labor
  • Theorist Adam Smith
  • Earliest example of labor division

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development that made the division of labor possible
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the contributions of Smith and other theorists
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding advantages of the division of labor and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the division of labor, study the lesson titled Division of Labor in Society: Definition, Theorists & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details why the division of labor was important
  • Explains early instances of the division of labor
  • Covers the Industrial Revolution
  • Explores positive feedback loop