What is the time-lag?

Our sector in its economic dimension can be considered in its stationary phase, i.e. only concerned with maintenance, repair, and replacement.
 
This would allow a simpler analysis, one in which we can show that there has been inadequate resources (indicated by rates of increases?) directed to our sector for maintenance, repair, and replacement (mostly of the workers for their wages and expenses make up approximately 80% of the budgets for this production in community based agencies) compared to the other parts of the system.
 
To examine the sectors development dynamics would be a more complicated analysis (very much worth doing) but then involving attention to the dynamics –

To the full basic acceleration of the production services overtime and how this acceleration is comprised of a combination of basic service production’s shorter term acceleration and some multiple of the of the service production of a previous time-lagged period. (cf. Philip McShane, Economics for Everyone [Halifax: Axial Press, 1998], page 69, line 10).
 
So my question for clarification now is—what is this time-lagged period?
 
Can it be imagined/characterized as a period where some/many are working harder for less (or at best—the same) value of return?  This due to the requirement to “cover off” for a few others (who engaged in indirect activities such as education and training supposedly for the sake of the sectors betterment) on the relatively increased demands and challenges on them for the necessarily daily service/support/protection that is now (supposedly) being made up for by some multiplier number/effect?

Hugh Williams

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