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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

A primary factor in perpetuating the low salaries of women workers has been their segregation in the so-called pink-collar occupations, such as nursing, teaching, library science, and secretarial work. Partly because these jobs have traditionally been held by women, their salary levels have been depressed, and, despite increased attempts to unionize these workers in recent years, their pay continues to lag. Moreover, although a large percentage of women than ever before are now entering and remaining in the job market, most continue to gravitate toward the pink-collar fields, despite the lower salaries. It seems clear, therefore, that if the average salaries of women workers are to approach those of men, ______

(A) labor unions must redouble their efforts to improve the lot of working women
(B) society’s perception of pink-collar jobs as less important and less demanding than other jobs must be changed
(C) more men must be encouraged to enter fields traditionally occupied by women
(D) the number of jobs in the pink-collar fields relative to the size of the work force as a whole must be markedly increased
(E) more women must enter occupations other than those traditionally reserved for them
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C shud be the answer. The question stem states that one reason for the low salaries in the pink collared jobs is that they are traditionally held by women. So, if more men are allowed, then, there could be a chance of rise in the salaries.

A : unrelated

B : This does not guarantee more pay

D : Doesnot help in increasing the salaries

E : Its already stated in the stem that more females are opting non-traditional jobs. However, it also stated that sooner or later, these females are slowly drifting towards the pink collared jobs.

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I go with C too because it says that the salaries were depressed because women traditionally held these jobs. Therefore, if men were encouraged to enter these fields, the salary level should increase.

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E.

C is an indirect way to improve women's salary whereas E is the direct way to improve the salary.
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i also take C.

Bhai -- please explain how E is a direct way to inc salaries?
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think that D) is right here. Despite the low salaries women are still taking pink-collar jobs. If their salaries are increased , job offerings in this field should also be increased to satisfy the demand.
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OA is E. Bhai got it right. :wink:
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Got E.

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New post 07 Sep 2005, 02:33
E is best.

The passage said that instead of women entering other jobs they always seem to gravitate towards these pink color jobs. Meaning that if they venture into other fields the trend will change.
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