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Negative Impacts of Currency Appreciation

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Discuss whether a decrease in wage rates and an increase in working hours will always reduce the supply of workers to a firm.

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Labor Market and Income Distribution

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I. 🍃Introduction
- Explanation of the importance of wage rates and working hours in the supply of workers

II. Reasons why a decrease in wage rates or increase in working hours might lead to a decrease in the supply of workers
- Financial return from working decreases
- Workers may switch to another firm or occupation
- Job may become less attractive due to reduced leisure time

III. Reasons why a decrease in wage rates or increase in working hours might not lead to a decrease in the supply of workers
- Lack of better job opportunities elsewhere
- Earnings may still be high due to bonuses/overtime payments
- Job satisfaction and good working conditions may outweigh financial considerations

IV. 👉Conclusion
- Summary of the main points
- Importance of considering multiple factors in the supply of workers

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