Running head: BABYSITTING AND BIRTHRATE 1 Babysitting and Birthrate Joey D. Finley Kaplan University Macroeconomics BU204-10 Fazlul Miah March 22, 2011
Babysitting and birthrate Question: The small town of Middling experiences a sudden doubling of the birth rate. After three years, the birth rate returns to normal. Use the graphs for each question, adding any arrows or other indicators that you feel are necessary, to illustrate the effect of these events on the following. 1. What is the effect on the market for an hour of babysitting services in Middling today, during this increased birthrate? Explain the change, if any in the price of babysitting, and in both the amount of babysitting demanded and supplied, giving your reasons for these changes. (10 points) Having a doubling of birth rate or an increase in birthrate directly demands for more babysitting to be done. A shift to the right in the demand curve will cause an increase in demand at every price. This will cause an increase in the price of babysitting because of the
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