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From 1870 to 1930, the trend in industry was for hours to be generally reduced, while both money wages and real wages rose. What factor was primarily responsible for this trend?

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A reduction in profit margins

Correct Answer: 
No

Minimum wage laws

Correct Answer: 
No

Restriction of the labor supply

Correct Answer: 
No

Increased output per hour of work

Correct Answer: 
Yes

Right-to-work legislation

Correct Answer: 
No

The best answer to this question is choice D. To arrive at this answer, you must be aware that the trend referred to in the question came about primarily because of technological advances that resulted in increased productivity. None of the other answer choices satisfactorily accounts for all the conditions described in the question.

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hard