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Which of the following best completes the passage below? A [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2008, 05:26
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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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Re: cr 1000 test c 2 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2008, 13:28
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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, ______

There is other problem of women segregation in the so-called pink-collar occupations than the lower salaries. And we have to solve it.

(A) labor unions must redouble their efforts to improve the lot of working women - irrelevant
(B) society’s perception of pink-collar jobs as less important and less demanding than other jobs must be changed - other problem (society’s perception) must be changed.
(C) more men must be encouraged to enter fields traditionally occupied by women - irrelevant
(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 - irrelevant
(E) more women must enter occupations other than those traditionally reserved for them - irrelevant
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Re: cr 1000 test c 2 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2008, 17:26
E for me.
OA please.
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Re: cr 1000 test c 2 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2008, 17:39
C for me.

OA ?

After Editing....
pmenon....You are right....it should be E.

OA is E.
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Re: cr 1000 test c 2 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2008, 17:55
must be E. C wont help the situation because we dont know that the salaries of men wont just get lower.
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Re: cr 1000 test c 2 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2010, 01:29
IMO E.

It is mentioned that the salaries are low, because:
1. despite increased attempts to unionize these workers in recent years, their pay continues to lag
2. large percentage of women than ever before are now entering
3. gravitate toward the pink-collar fields, despite the lower salaries.

So, if we say that: [low salary/large % (with more women moving in such jobs)], then the Average will be less. So, as per the question:
average salaries of women workers are to approach those of men, ______

Only choice E solves the equation, to increase the average to meet that of men.
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