Aggregate and Particular Labour Supply Curves

  • Giovanni Demaria
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


The supply of disposable labour depends upon ten general variables:
  1. (1)

    Natural population movements;

  2. (2)

    Distribution of the working population by working age;

  3. (3)

    Internal and international migration;

  4. (4)

    Productivity of the working population;

  5. (5)

    Distribution of the population by skills, industries, and labour markets;

  6. (6)

    Mobility of labour;

  7. (7)

    Labour policies pursued by the workers or imposed by the government;

  8. (8)

    Duration and intensity of work; (9 Disutility of work; (10 Remuneration for work.



General Variable Labour Supply Marginal Utility Hourly Wage Wage Increase 
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  1. In part, this has been stated by A. C. Pigou, ‘Some Considerations on Stability Conditions, Employment and Real Wage Rates’, Economic Journal (1945), pp. 346–356, and Employment and Equilibrium (1941).Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Demaria
    • 1
  1. 1.Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly

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