Measuring Total Output and Income
6.3 GDP and Economic Well-Being
ANSWER TO TRY IT! PROBLEM
- Real GDP would increase. Assuming the people chose to increase their work effort and forgo the extra leisure, economic well-being would increase as well.
- Real GDP would increase, but the extra expenditure in the economy was due to an increase in something "bad," so economic well-being would likely be lower.
- No change in real GDP. For some people, economic well-being might increase and for others it might decrease, since inflation does not affect each person in the same way.