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ABSOLUTE POVERTY LEVEL: The amount of income a person or family needs to purchase an absolute amount of the basic necessities of life. These basic necessities are identified in terms of calories of food, BTUs of energy, square feet of living space, etc. The problem with the absolute poverty level is that there really are no absolutes when in comes to consuming goods. You can consume a given poverty level of calories eating relatively expensive steak, relatively inexpensive pasta, or garbage from a restaurant dumpster. The income needed to acquire each of these calorie "minimums" vary greatly. That's why some prefer a relative poverty level.

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Lesson 8: Market Shocks | Unit 1: Adjustments Page: 2 of 20

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There are three basic questions about market changes which we need to ask in this lesson.

Three questions:

  • What causes the market to move? What shocks the market? What disrupts the market from it's existing equilibrium?
  • What are the consequences of the move to the market? What is the price and quantity at the new market equilibrium?
  • Is the market move good or bad? How does the new equilibrium compare with the old? Is the price higher or lower? Is the quantity greater or less? Three Questions

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AVERAGE FACTOR COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between average factor cost incurred by a firm for employing an input and the quantity of input used. Because average factor cost is essentially the price of the input, the average factor cost curve is also the supply curve for the input. The average factor cost curve for a firm with no market control is horizontal. The average revenue curve for a firm with market control is positively sloped.

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