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LEISURE: The portion of time workers and other people spend not being compensative for work performed when they actively engaged in the production of goods and services. In other words, this is the time people sent off the job. Leisure activities can include resting at home, working around the house (without compensation), engaging in leisure activities (such as weekend sports, watching movies), or even sleeping. Leisure time pursuits becomes increasingly important for economies as they become more highly developed. As technological advances reduce the amount of time people need to spend working to generate a given level of income, they have more freedom to pursue leisure activities. Not only does this promote sales of industries that provide leisure related goods (sports, entertainment, etc.) it also triggers an interesting labor-leisure tradeoff and what is termed the backward-bending labor supply curve.

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Lesson 8: Market Shocks | Unit 3: Single Shifts Page: 12 of 20

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  • The four basic changes in the market caused by increases or decrease in demand or supply.
  • The six steps sequence to analyze any market shock: (1) a determinant changes, (2) a curve to shifts, (3) a shortage or a surplus occurs, (4) the price changes, (5) the quantities demanded and supplied change, and (6) the market imbalance is eliminated and equilibrium is restored.
  • That an increase in demand causes an increase quantity and an increase in price.
  • That a decrease in demand causes a decrease quantity and a decrease in price.
  • That an increase in supply causes an increase quantity and a decrease in price.
  • That a decrease in supply causes a decrease quantity and an increase in price.

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PER UNIT TAX

A tax specified as a percentage of the quantity of a good, service, asset, or other activity. Per unit taxes are often imposed on specific goods or markets. A common per unit tax is that levied on gasoline. People pay a given tax for each gallon of gasoline purchased, regardless of the price of gasoline. An alternative is an ad valorem tax, with is a tax specified as a percentage of the value or price of a good.

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