1.1.2 Labour intensive and capital intensive techniques of production
A good or service in question may be produced using a technique that employs mostly labour, referred to as a labour intensive technique, or a capital intensive technique, where machinery and technology are important.
Write down an example of a good you imagine being produced with a labour intensive technique, and a good you imagine produced with a capital intensive technique.
Fruit picking can be done using a labour intensive technique when the farm owner employs a large amount of seasonal workers to pick up the fruit. These days, fruit picking can also be done using machinery, which would be a capital intensive technique. Another example of capital intensive techniques are often found in car production.