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# How many really suffer as a result of labor market problems?

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02 May 2012, 08:09
bara so'ale akhari hame gozineha ro khundi?
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02 May 2012, 08:13
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05 May 2012, 11:51
thank you dena and shakib.
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05 May 2012, 11:51
thank you dena and shakib.
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05 May 2012, 15:43
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11 Sep 2012, 06:15
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1.E
The passage shows us a clear explication of how social statistics underestimate or exaggerate the degree of hardship.
We can find the information at the very first beginning of paragraph 1 and 2.
“In many ways, our social statistics exaggerate the degree of hardship” and “Yet there are also many ways our social statistics underestimate the degree of labor-market-related hardship.”

2.D
By elimination
3.B
“Unemployment does not have the same dire consequences today as it did in the 1930’s when most of the unemployed were primary breadwinners, when income and earnings were usually much closer to the margin of subsistence, and when there were no countervailing social programs for those failing in the labor market. Increasing affluence, the rise of families with more than one wage earner, the growing predominance of secondary earners among the unemployed, and improved social welfare protection have unquestionably mitigated the consequences of joblessness.”

4.C
The conventional statistical indices failed to cover all determinants that truly reflected the dimensions of hardship of unemployment.

5.B
Yet there are also many ways our social statistics underestimate the degree of labor-market-related hardship.

6.A
Only the employed poor whose wages are at or below the minimum wage level is not counted in the poverty statistics.

7.E
The degree of hardship of the unemployment whose family is affluent is exaggerated.

8.D
Eliminate A B and E. In C, the fact that unemployment is not actively seeking work is wrong.

9.A
The main key word in the question is “the best criticism”.
All other options can be eliminated out.
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11 Sep 2014, 04:12
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hi , how are u ? i m reading the text now and i m mix-up about some meaning
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11 Sep 2014, 04:27
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mitra1 wrote:

hi , how are u ? i m reading the text now and i m mix-up about some meaning

which words or parts you do not understand?
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11 Sep 2014, 09:07
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sasan wrote:
mitra1 wrote:

hi , how are u ? i m reading the text now and i m mix-up about some meaning

which words or parts you do not understand?

do you understand what does the writer mean by this? "our social statistics exaggerate the degree of hardship" ? i know what is the meaning of "exaggerate" but i dont know what is the exact meaning of this in this sentence. thank you.
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11 Sep 2014, 09:23
I have searched many times this word(contentious) in online dictionary ( English - Persian ) but i didn't understand the exact meaning of it
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11 Sep 2014, 09:46
it means (causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial) mishe baese dava ya bahso jadal shodan. if you want more specific meaning or examples in the sentences i suggest you try this dictionary online synonym dictionary this dictionary will help you to have words with the same meaning of contentious". also if you want to check its pronunciation you can use in online oxford dictionary
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I have searched many times this word(contentious) in online dictionary ( English - Persian ) but i didn't understand the exact meaning of it

it means (causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial) mishe baese dava ya bahso jadal shodan. if you want more specific meaning or examples in the sentences i suggest you try this dictionary online synonym dictionary this dictionary will help you to have words with the same meaning of contentious". also if you want to check its pronunciation you can use in online oxford dictionary
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11 Sep 2014, 10:02
exaggerate means something negative. i think it means not o be satisfy about the research they did about employment. what is your idea?
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11 Sep 2014, 10:12
mitra1 wrote:
exaggerate means something negative. i think it means not o be satisfy about the research they did about employment. what is your idea?

ooo , OK i understand some how the meaning of this sentence and i will describe it by Persian language ( mige ke amare mobaleghe amizi az sakhtiye kar dar amarhaye ejtemaii neshon dadeh shodeh ast ) do you understand and do you agree with me about the consent of this sentence ?
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11 Sep 2014, 10:17
mitra1 wrote:
exaggerate means something negative. i think it means not o be satisfy about the research they did about employment. what is your idea?

yes i agree with you but it is not about their satisfying it is about the result of their statistic so, i think the result of their statistic about hardship was not real and it is more than what it should be. i would like to know your idea.
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12 Sep 2014, 07:35
dear fara do you understand what is meant by "unemployment in 1930 and the breadwinners" ? do you have any sources to find out more about it?
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12 Sep 2014, 07:55
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dear fara do you understand what is meant by "unemployment in 1930 and the breadwinners" ? do you have any sources to find out more about it?

i could find out a lot of information about unemployment in 1930 in this website. you can also have a look and let me know anything you understand from that
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12 Sep 2014, 08:05
dear fara do you understand what is meant by "unemployment in 1930 and the breadwinners" ? do you have any sources to find out more about it?[/quote]

i could find out a lot of information about unemployment in 1930 in this website. you can also have a look and let me know anything you understand from that[/quote]
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dear fara do you understand what is meant by "unemployment in 1930 and the breadwinners" ? do you have any sources to find out more about it?[/quote]

i could find out a lot of information about unemployment in 1930 in this website. you can also have a look and let me know anything you understand from that
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dear fara do you understand what is meant by "unemployment in 1930 and the breadwinners" ? do you have any sources to find out more about it?

i could find out a lot of information about unemployment in 1930 in this website. you can also have a look and let me know anything you understand from that[/quote]
history-world[/quote]

kasi midone manzor az in jomle chiye? "Earnings and income data also overstate the dimensions of hardship"
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