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Research data indicate that there is a great deal of poverty

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New post 24 Dec 2017, 10:33
1 - B initially i marked e but after reading one more time i realized my mistake.
2 - D
3 - A
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New post 31 May 2018, 08:31
Titir wrote:
B. based on assumptions about the appropriate sources of family income
"As a solution, they challenge the government's assumption that a family’s income should depend primarily on wages and urge the government to provide generous wage supplements
(child and housing allowances) to single parents whose wages are low."

Got confused with this. I thought "appropriate sources of family income" was too generic and I didn't know what to infer from this :?
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New post 01 Jun 2018, 11:54
Lets breakdown the passage:
Research data says that single headed families led by women are poor.
women's wages << men's
Some eco believe : inequality can be sorted if men=women=same jobs
But, other PA's view: wages should be regardless of gender bcz sometimes, men also earn less, so single headed families led by those men are also poor.


1. The passage suggests that the United States government’s policy towards providing wage supplements to parents whose wages are low is

A. considered ill advised by most economists who have studied the issue
--> passage mentiones some economists. Eliminate

B. based on assumptions about the appropriate sources of family income
--> Correct. See last few lines on assumption.

C. under revision in response to criticism from some policy analysts
--> PA's are not critising anything

D. capable of eliminating wage inequality but not of raising incomes for both women and men
--> Extreme. This is no where discussed concretely.

E. applicable to single-parent families headed by women but not to single-parent families headed by men
--> Extreme.



2. Which of the following is most clearly an example of the policy advocated by the policy analysts mentioned in line 8 ?
---> As per PA's. the wages should be irrespective of gender.

A. A government provides training to women who wish to move out of occupations in which women are concentrated.
--> talks only about women. Also, what training will do ?

B. A government supports research that analyzes the connection between wage inequality and poverty among single-parent families headed by women.
--> same as A. What the research will do ?

C. A government surveys wages annually to make certain that women and men in the same jobs receive the same pay.
--> this is "Some economists" view. Anyways, surveys will do no better.

D. A government analyzes jobs in terms of the education and responsibility they require and publishes a list of jobs that should be considered equivalent for wage purposes.
--> what after analysing ? :p

E. A government provides large rent subsidies to single parents whose wages are less than half the average worker’s wage.
--> an action is described here. Also it talks about single parents in general, which supports PA's view. Correct.



3.According to the passage, some economists believe that, in the United States, there would be smaller differences between the wages of women and men who do the same jobs if
A. equal pay laws were enforced more fully
--> passage talks about enforcing existing equal pay laws. Correct.

B. more stringent equal pay laws were passed
--> reasons explained in A. This means that new stringent laws to be passed, which is wrong.

C. a more rigorous comparable worth standard were developed and applied
D. more men entered the occupations in which women are concentrated
E. women received the same kind and amount of job training that men receive

C,D,E are irrelevant.


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New post 05 Jun 2018, 08:08
Question 2 threw me off because it said line 8 and I did not know who they are referring to.
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