Babbage principle

the Babbage principle (after Charles Babbage) means that the fragmentation of a working process lowers the labour costs for production into differently requirementful subprocesses.

Babbage formulated this principle for the first time in its 1832 in London work on the Economy OF Machinery and Manufactures appeared.


a condition is the different remuneration of differently requirementful work (concerning. Qualification, effort etc.).


  • Joachim Wagner: The Babbage principle. In: Economiceconomics study (pointed), 11. Jg., number 12 (December 1982), S. 588-590.
  • On the Economy OF Machinery and Manufactures, London 1832, on-line expenditure German with Project good mountain (
    • English): The economics of the machine. Culture publishing house Kadmos, Berlin 1999 ISBN 3931659119
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