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LABOR-LEISURE TRADEOFF: The perpetual tradeoff faced by human beings between the amount of time spent engaged in wage-paying productive work and satisfaction-generating leisure activities. The key to this tradeoff is a comparison between the wage received from working and the amount of satisfaction generated from leisure. Such a comparison generally means that a higher wage entices people to spend more time working, which entails a positively sloped labor supply curve. However, the backward-bending labor supply curve results when a higher wage actually entices people to work less and to "consume" more leisure time.

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PROPRIETORS' INCOME: The excess of revenue over explicit production cost of owner-operated businesses. While proprietorships are the namesake and most important contributory to proprietors' income, many partnerships are also included. Because proprietors or partners of owner-operated businesses generally supply several factors of production--labor, capital, land, and entrepreneurship--without explicitly paying for each factor separately, the income received by the owners usually include wage, interest, rent, and profit payments. However, in most it's virtually impossible to identify what portion of the owners income is payment for each factor, so they are combined as proprietors' income.

     See also | wage | interest | rent | profit | factor payments | National Income and Product Accounts | Bureau of Economic Analysis | national income | compensation of employees | net interest | corporate profits | rental income of persons |


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MARGINAL FACTOR COST

The change in total factor cost resulting from a change in the quantity of factor input employed by a firm. Marginal factor cost, abbreviated MFC, indicates how total factor cost changes with the employment of one more input. It is found by dividing the change in total factor cost by the change in the quantity of input used. Marginal factor cost is compared with marginal revenue product to identify the profit-maximizing quantity of input to hire.

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