Ch 18: Modern Economic Systems Overview

About This Chapter

This overview of modern economic systems will enhance your understanding of different economic sectors, the manufacturing industry, service industries, and more. You can use these brief lessons to simply review the topics covered, study for a test, or complete a class assignment.

Modern Economic Systems Overview - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of modern economic systems. You'll get up to speed on topics such as central place theory in service distribution, the origin of the manufacturing industry, services in contemporary urban settlements, and more. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Describe economic sectors, including primary, secondary, and tertiary
  • Discuss origins and regions of the manufacturing industry
  • Explore aspects of industrial sites, such as land, labor, and capital
  • Examine the origin of different types of service industries
  • Discuss local distribution companies and material distribution centers
  • Identify services in early and contemporary rural and urban settlements
  • Explain central place theory and perform market-area analysis for service distribution

These text and video lessons are brief and engaging, which helps you quickly grasp the topics covered. Each video is accompanied by a full written transcript. Key words are highlighted in bold print for quick reference. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge, and the quizzes have links back to specific topics for further review where needed.

8 Lessons in Chapter 18: Modern Economic Systems Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Economic Sectors: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary

1. Economic Sectors: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary

This lesson will seek to explain the different sectors of the economy. In doing so, it will concentrate on the primary sector, the secondary sector, and the tertiary sector. It will also highlight the service industry.

Manufacturing Industry: Origin and Regions

2. Manufacturing Industry: Origin and Regions

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of industry, specifically the Industrial Revolution. In doing this, it will focus on Great Britain and inventions, like the Spinning Jenny and the steam engine. It will also highlight the exports of today.

Industrial Sites: Land, Labor & Capital

3. Industrial Sites: Land, Labor & Capital

This lesson will seek to explain the factors that go into industrial site consideration. It will focus on land, labor, and capital. It will also highlight proximity of inputs and infrastructure.

Service Industries: Origin and Types

4. Service Industries: Origin and Types

This lesson will seek to define the concept of the service industry. In doing so, it will focus on consumer, business, and public services while also defining division of labor, automation, and urbanization.

Local Distribution Companies & Material Distribution Centers

5. Local Distribution Companies & Material Distribution Centers

This lesson will seek to explain local distribution companies and material distribution centers. In doing this, it will highlight tangible goods and legalized distribution of utilities.

Services in Early and Contemporary Rural Settlements

6. Services in Early and Contemporary Rural Settlements

This lesson will seek to explain services and products in early and contemporary rural areas. In doing this, it will highlight the Industrial Revolution, commercialization, cash crops, and urbanization.

Services in Early and Contemporary Urban Settlements

7. Services in Early and Contemporary Urban Settlements

This lesson will explain services available in early and contemporary cities. It will highlight the terms urban, rural, urbanization, division of labor, and welfare systems.

Service Distribution: Central Place Theory & Market-Area Analysis

8. Service Distribution: Central Place Theory & Market-Area Analysis

This lesson seeks to explain the central place theory and market area analysis. In doing this, we will highlight range, threshold, competition, and transportation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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