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labour

the human input to work activity. See JOB, CAPITAL.

labour

the contribution to productive activity made by the workforce both by hand (for example, the assembly of a car) and mentally (for example, devising a stock-control system). Labour is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the others being NATURAL RESOURCES and CAPITAL. See alsoECONOMIC GROWTH, HUMAN CAPITAL.
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During our study, we did not detect evidence of parturition until late June.
1999), which coincides with breeding, parturition, and early pup-dependency for the San Clemente Island fox.
Physiological changes at parturition and their relationship to metabolic disorders.
2010), are forced to leave the natal range to find mating or parturition sites.
If parturition sites are chosen from within a cow's home range, limits exist as to where a calf can be born, and the availability of suitable habitat for parturition could be important.
The latitudinal difference in the timing of settlement and parturition in blue rockfish could be an adaptation by blue rockfish to oceanic conditions.
Continuous vitellogenesis also insures that the ovary at term (or parturition) is as large as the ovary at the beginning of pregnancy, thus females could conceive again shortly after parturition (Fig.
Ten females of the second generation that experienced parturitions at least once and a female of the fourth generation that experienced parturition once were dissected in physiological saline solution for histological observations.
The 1989 decline was very unusual because it continued well after parturition, and volancy of young, when the population should have been highest.
After 14 weeks of gestation (peak value of AFP), AFP synthesis decreases until parturition (1).
My obsession with Stein these days has to do with Jackie parturition, postpartum depression.