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In 1988 services moved ahead of manufacturing as the main product of t

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New post 25 Feb 2020, 03:05
GMATNinja mikemcgarry Please could you help me with the following question.


29. The author of the passage mentions which of the following as one disadvantage of the United States government's definition of services?


(C) It is based on the final product produced rather than on the type of work performed.
As mentioned in the passage - It categorizes workers based on their company's final product rather than on the actual work the employees perform.


But why is option (E) incorrect?

(E) It mis-classifies many workers who are employed in service industries.

As mentioned in the passage -
1) this definition fails to recognize the distinction between service industries and service occupations.
2) the many service workers employed by manufacturers bookkeepers or janitors, for example-would fall under the industrial rather than the services category

While option C is the direct answer I'd like to know why option (E) is incorrect. As GMATNinja says, In RC do not search for the correct answer choice, but look for four incorrect ones.
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GMATNinja mikemcgarry Please could you help me with the following question.


29. The author of the passage mentions which of the following as one disadvantage of the United States government's definition of services?


(C) It is based on the final product produced rather than on the type of work performed.
As mentioned in the passage - It categorizes workers based on their company's final product rather than on the actual work the employees perform.


But why is option (E) incorrect?

(E) It mis-classifies many workers who are employed in service industries.

As mentioned in the passage -
1) this definition fails to recognize the distinction between service industries and service occupations.
2) the many service workers employed by manufacturers bookkeepers or janitors, for example-would fall under the industrial rather than the services category

While option C is the direct answer I'd like to know why option (E) is incorrect. As GMATNinja says, In RC do not search for the correct answer choice, but look for four incorrect ones.


Option E would be correct if it said "It mis-classifies many workers who are employed in industrial sector". The example you have quoted doesn't talk about people who are employed in the service sector; these people are employed in the industrial sector.
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GMATNinja mikemcgarry Please could you help me with the following question.


29. The author of the passage mentions which of the following as one disadvantage of the United States government's definition of services?


(C) It is based on the final product produced rather than on the type of work performed.
As mentioned in the passage - It categorizes workers based on their company's final product rather than on the actual work the employees perform.


But why is option (E) incorrect?

(E) It mis-classifies many workers who are employed in service industries.

As mentioned in the passage -
1) this definition fails to recognize the distinction between service industries and service occupations.
2) the many service workers employed by manufacturers bookkeepers or janitors, for example-would fall under the industrial rather than the services category

While option C is the direct answer I'd like to know why option (E) is incorrect. As GMATNinja says, In RC do not search for the correct answer choice, but look for four incorrect ones.

The relevant piece of the passage says the US government's definition of services:
  • "categorizes workers based on their company's final product rather than on the actual work the employees perform," AND that
  • under this definition "many service workers employed by manufacturers bookkeepers or janitors, for example-would fall under the industrial rather than the services category"

So the passage does say that the government's definition misclassifies some workers, but here's the important bit: all the workers mentioned in the passage that are being misclassified are service workers but, since they work for companies in the industrial category, they are categorized as industrial workers.

Here's answer choice (E):
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(E) [the US government's definition of services] misclassifies many workers who are employed in service industries.

This may be true but the passage only talks about people in service occupations who work for manufacturers -- these workers get misclassified into the industrial category. Answer choice (E) implies the opposite issue -- that somehow, there are workers counted in the service category who should be classified in some other way.

From the information in the passage, we can't tell if workers in service industries are being misclassified, so (E) cannot be the answer to question 29.

I hope that helps!
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