Participation in the Cash Economy and the Traditional Subsistence Economy

Summaries of data indicating levels of participation in the cash or wage-labor economy and the traditional subsistence-based hunting economy in Gambell in 1993 are given in Tables 1-4.

Table 1. Household Data for the Native Village of Gambell (1993)

Total number of households 116

Nuclear family households 45

Extended family households 47

Bachelor households 24

Table 2. Part-Time and Full-Time Job Data for the Native Village of Gambell (1993)

Wage-labor jobs filled by a man in 1993 14

Wage-labor jobs reserved (usually filled by) for men 6

Wage-labor jobs filled by a woman in 1993 21

Wage-labor jobs reserved (usually filled by) for women 4

Table 3. Subsistence Worker Data by Gender for the Native Village of Gambell (1993)

Retired full-time subsistence workers Full-time subsistence workers Part-time subsistence workers Total number of part-time and full-time subsistence workers Total number of households with subsistence workers

11 men; 0 women 74 men; 52 women 74 men; 62 women 148 men; 114 women

102+ households

Table 4. Wage Laborer Data for the Native Village of Gambell (1993)

Retired full-time wage laborers

8 men; 0 women

Full-time wage laborers

64 men; 64 women

Part-time wage laborers

17 men; 4 women

Total number of full-time and

81 men; 68 women

part-time laborers

Total number of households

69 + households

with active wage laborers

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