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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 11: Elasticity Basics | Unit 4: A Continuum Page: 19 of 25

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  • At the other end of the elasticity continuum is perfectly inelastic:

  • Perfectly inelastic is an elasticity alternative in which an infinitely large change in one variable (price) is needed to cause an infinitesimally small change in another variable (quantity).
  • Once again, this works for both the price elasticity of demand and the price elasticity of supply, because the negative value of the price elasticity of demand is ignored.

  • Perfectly inelastic demand and supply are represented by vertical demand and supply curves.

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MARKET EQUILIBRIUM, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

An analysis of market equilibrium using a table of numbers that combines a demand schedule and a supply schedule. A numerical analysis of the market is used to ascertain information such as market equilibrium, equilibrium price, equilibrium quantity, shortage, and surplus. This is one of two basic methods of analyzing market equilibrium. The other is a graphical analysis using demand and supply curves.

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