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POVERTY RATE: The proportion of the population that lies beneath the official poverty line. For example, if the total population of the country is 270 million, and 40 million have incomes placing them below the official poverty line, then the poverty rate is 14.8%.

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STRIKE: An agreement of workers, usually the members of a union, to stop working. The objective of a strike is to encourage an employer to raise workers' wages or to improve working conditions. Strikes can be a powerful tool for unions to overcome the market control of employers or to gain a negotiating edge in collective bargaining. They can also create frustrating production bottlenecks that are ultimately suffered by underappreciated consumers.

     See also | union | market control | collective bargaining | lockout | boycott | arbitration | mediation | wildcat strike | sympathy strike | general strike | labor slowdown |


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WAGES, AGGREGATE SUPPLY DETERMINANT

One of several specific aggregate supply determinants assumed constant when the short-run aggregate supply curve is constructed, and that shifts the short-run aggregate supply curve when it changes. An increase in the wages causes a decrease (leftward shift) of the short-run aggregate supply curve. A decrease in the wages causes an increase (rightward shift) of the short-run aggregate supply curve. Other notable aggregate supply determinants include the technology, energy prices, and the capital stock. Wages are an example of a resource price aggregate supply determinant.

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