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EXCHANGE RATE MECHANISM: The system used to link the euro to the currencies of European Union member nations that do not immediately participate in the use of the euro. Linkages with these non-participating European Union member nations is voluntary, but designed to ease their transition into full-blown use of the euro.

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Lesson 12: Elasticity and Demand | Unit 1: An Overview Page: 1 of 25

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  • A review:

  • Demand is the willingness and ability to buy a range of quantities of a good at a range of prices, during a given time period.
  • The key demand principle is, of course, the law of demand:

  • The law of demand states that an inverse relation exists between demand price and the quantity demanded, ceteris paribus.
  • The answer to these related questions rests with the notion of elasticity. Let's review elasticity.

  • Elasticity is the relative response of one variable, such as quantity, to changes in another variable, such as price.

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DISCOURAGED WORKERS

People who are willing and able to engage in productive activities, but due to their overwhelming lack of success have stopped seeking employment. Discouraged workers believe that any effort to find a job will be fruitless. Discouraged workers fall within the broader category of marginally-attached workers, people who are willing and able to work, who have either held a job or searched for employment within the last year, but are not actively seeking employment. People are marginally attached to the labor force for a variety of reasons, discouraged workers achieve their designation because they believe search efforts would not be worthwhile.

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