Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 23 Jul 2014, 00:26

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Many scholars have theorized that economic development,

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Your answer

  • 0% [0]
  • 0% [0]
  • 37% [3]
  • 12% [1]
  • 50% [4]
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
Posts: 266
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 23

GMAT Tests User
Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2009, 12:17
Many scholars have theorized that
economic development, particularly
industrialization and urbanization, con-
Line tributes to the growth of participatory
(5) democracy; according to this theory, it
would seem logical that women would
both demand and gain suffrage in ever
greater numbers whenever economic
development expanded their economic
(10) opportunities. However, the economic
development theory is inadequate to
explain certain historical facts about the
implementation of women’s suffrage.
For example, why was women’s suf-
(15) frage, instituted nationally in the United
States in 1920, not instituted nationally
in Switzerland until the 1970’s? Indus-
trialization was well advanced in both
countries by 1920: over 33 percent
(20) of American workers were employed
in various industries, as compared
to 44 percent of Swiss workers.
Granted, Switzerland and the United
States diverged in the degree to
(25) which the expansion of industry coin-
cided with the degree of urbanization:
only 29 percent of the Swiss population
lived in cities of 10,000 or more inhabi-
tants by 1920. However, urbanization
(30) cannot fully explain women’s suffrage.
Within the United States prior to 1920,
for example, only less urbanized
states had granted women suffrage.
Similarly, less urbanized countries
(35) such as Cambodia and Ghana had
voting rights for women long before
Switzerland did. It is true that Switzer-
land’s urbanized cantons (political
subdivisions) generally enacted
(40) women’s suffrage legislation earlier
than did rural cantons. However,
these cantons often shared other
characteristics—similar linguistic back-
grounds and strong leftist parties—that
may help to explain this phenomenon.

The passage suggests which of the following about urbanization in Switzerland and the United States by 1920?

A. A greater percentage of Swiss industrial workers than American industrial workers lived in urban areas.
B. There were more cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants in Switzerland than there were in the United States.
C. Swiss workers living in urban areas were more likely to be employed in industry than were American workers living in urban areas.
D. Urbanized areas of Switzerland were more likely than similar areas in the United States to have strong leftist parties.
E. A greater percentage of the United States population than the Swiss population lived in urban areas.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA is E. Why is C wrong?
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
GMAT Pill Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 1496
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 278

Kudos [?]: 610 [1] , given: 5

Re: Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2012, 09:09
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Here's how the passage breaks down using some RC Pill strategies (cutting the fluff and connecting the dots, as well as focusing on key transitive phrases)

Economic Development ---> Growth of participatory democracy ----> somehow linked to women's suffrage

- within economic development, 2 key drivers
1) industrialization
2) urbanization

Transitive Phrase which indicated CHANGE IN DIRECTION or AUTHOR's REAL PERSPECTIVE
"HOWEVER, ....." - basically saying that the link between economic development and women's suffrage is not really strong because of....whatever the rest of the passage is going to talk about.

Then starts, "FOR EXAMPLE..."

US and Switzerland were very similar yet there were differences in when women's suffrage was nationally institutionalized.

Those similarities are what..?

As it relates to the TWO economic development drivers mentioned above:
1) industrialization - "Industrialization was well advanced in both countries by 1920"; 33% vs 44%
2) urbanization - "degree of urbanization: only 29 percent of the Swiss population lived in cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants by 1920."
- basically keyword "ONLY" 29% suggests that US had a higher % of population living in urban areas and was more "urbanized"

So when the question asks which one of the following about urbanization was "suggested" by the passage, we have it here. The passage SUGGESTS that US urban rate was higher than Swizz urban rate.

_________________


... and more


Image What's Inside GMAT Pill?

Zeke Lee, GMAT Pill Study Method (Study Less. Score More.)


GMAT Pill Reviews | GMAT PILL Free Practice Test

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 267
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 3

GMAT Tests User
Re: Many scholars have theorized... [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2009, 08:45
OA E is supported by this line in the passage -

Switzerland and the United States diverged in the degree to which the expansion of industry coincided with the degree of urbanization: only 29 percent of the Swiss population lived in cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants by 1920.

I believe OA C talks about employment of workers in America and Swiss which not relevant in context of this question..

Hope this explanation helps..
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
Posts: 266
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 23

GMAT Tests User
Re: Many scholars have theorized... [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2009, 09:13
Thanks! That makes sense... I confused industrialization with urbanization which are actually stated separately in two different sentences.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 1398
Followers: 200

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2013, 19:20
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Dec 2011
Posts: 12
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GPA: 3.83
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 11

Re: Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2014, 00:24
Nice question.
This should be 700+ level
Initially all went wrong.
then corrected
Re: Many scholars have theorized that economic development,   [#permalink] 05 Jul 2014, 00:24
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Astronomers have theorized that anceer 0 05 Jul 2014, 02:04
2 Many scholars have theorized that economic development, sandra1122 3 28 Apr 2013, 00:50
Michigan or Georgetown for Economic Development michgt 0 10 Aug 2007, 16:48
1 Michigan or Georgetown for Economic Development michgt 0 10 Aug 2007, 16:47
Many scholars have theorized that economic development, keirin79 6 01 Aug 2005, 21:09
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Many scholars have theorized that economic development,

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.