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1 Introductory concepts 2  Market mechanism  3 Elasticities  4 Market structures 5  Market failures  6  Macro economic activity/eco growth  7 Inflation 8  Employment & unemployment  9  External Stability  10  Income distribution 11.Factors affecting economy  12  Fiscal/Budgetary policy  13  Monetary Policy   14 Aggregate Supply Policies  15 The Policy Mix

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1. Define the economic goal of full employment. 3 marks

2. Explain how the achievement of full employment might affect the rate of economic growth. 2 marks

3. Describe how a greater level of consumer caution is likely to impact on the achievement of full employment. 4 marks

4. Briefly outline how a strong rate of economic growth should help to reduce unemployment in Australia. 2 marks

5. Define labour force participation rate. 2 marks

6. Explain how an increase in the labour force participation rate (LFPR) might boost aggregate supply in the economy. 3 marks

7. Discuss two reasons why there might only be a gradual reduction in the rate of unemployment despite high rates of economic growth. 4 marks

8. Explain how future living standards in Australia may be impaired by decrease in the size of the labour force due to the ageing of the population. 3 marks

9. Briefly explain why the ageing population makes it important for Australia to increase the labour force participation rate. 2 marks

10. Explain why an increase in employment will not always reduce the rate of unemployment. 3 marks