These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
Hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers work hard to obtain every calorie they eat.
By that I mean providing education, providing health care, daily living, subsistence and so on.
Moreover, the settlements rely for their subsistence on profligate funding and services provided by the state of Israel.
If adopted on a large scale, locavorism can only re-create the misery inherent to subsistence agriculture.
The father seems to have been dead, and the poor mother begged for subsistence for herself and daughter.
In this cupboard the grandfather kept everything that he needed for his subsistence.
Where subsistence was scant, accumulation was at least slow.
I can see no difficulty in our procuring a subsistence here.
There the means of subsistence were founded upon slavery and plunder; here they should be drawn from free industry.
early 15c., "existence, independence," from Late Latin subsistentia "substance, reality," from Latin subsistens, present participle of subsistere "stand still or firm," from sub "under, up to" (see sub-) + sistere "to assume a standing position," from stare "to stand" (see assist). Properly a loan-translation of Greek hypostasis "subsistence," literally "anything placed under." Meaning "provision of support for animal life" is from 1640s.