• 15 Pages chap10
    Chap10

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Chapter 10: Worker Mobility Worker mobility movement from one job to another. this may involve geographical changes, and/or movement from one employer to another. Determinants of worker mobility workers move if the expected present value of the

  • 1 Page 10.GenderWageGapWA
    10.GenderWageGapWA

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Explain why Dowd argues that differences across academic disciplines account for some of the gender wage gap Dowd makes many points in this article regarding why the difference across academic disciplines account for some of the gender wage gap. Dowd poin

  • 2 Pages 8.DualEarnerWA
    8.DualEarnerWA

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    What does this article suggest about recent trends in the sexual division of labor within married households? This article brings up the point that we have spoken about many times so far this semester that female labor force participation rate has increas

  • 1 Page 9.ErgonomicDiscussion
    9.ErgonomicDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Telling signs that ergonomic regulations are making a come back - Ergonomics the design and functioning of work spaces, equipment, and tasks in such a manner as to avoid on the job injuries - Recently proposed requirements that companies keep more extensi

  • 2 Pages 6.Notes
    6.Notes

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    The article by Kristin Roberts and Peter Rupert argue against the claim that Americans in todays society are working harder for less pay because of government intervention. They claim that although it is true that Americans are working harder for the same

  • 1 Page 7.WorkfareDiscussion
    7.WorkfareDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Use the theory developed in Chapter 6 and the readings on this site to analyze the impact of workfare. In theory, workfare is intended to reduce the adverse affect the welfare system has on employment. The welfare system that was in place guaranteed a set

  • 2 Pages 6.OTOverworkDiscussion
    6.OTOverworkDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Are Americans "overworked?" I believe it depends on how you define being overworked. Some may define being over worked simply by the amount of hours you are being productive. If that is the case then Americans dont seem to be any more overworked then they

  • 1 Page 5.SweatshopsUnions
    5.SweatshopsUnions

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Leaving aside any normative issues involved in this discussion, what would happen to the level of demand for union workers in the U.S. if the anti-sweatshop movement is successful? If the anti-sweatshop movement is successful the demand for domestic union

  • 1 Page 3.TechnologyDiscussion
    3.TechnologyDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Thetheoryinchapter3issimple.Ifanadditionalunitoflaborcontributes morerevenuethanitdoescosttoacompany'sprofit,thanthecompany willhiretheadditionalunitoflaborinordertomaximizeit'sprofits.When youapplythistheorytoreallifesituationsthoughitbecomestricky.The a

  • 2 Pages 4.MWDiscussion
    4.MWDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    What are the effects of an increase in the minimum wage (primarily affecting teenagers) on adult employment? How do the magnitudes of the substitution and scale effect affect this outcome? Will it be the same in all labor markets? - An increase on MW affe

  • 2 Pages 3.SportsPlayerDrafts
    3.SportsPlayerDrafts

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Explain how the combination of a player draft and a reserve system can create a monopsony labor market A monopsony is a situation where there is only one buyer for a particular input. A combination of a player draft and a reserve system limit the choices

  • 1 Page 1.MaleFemaleDiscussion
    1.MaleFemaleDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Why does the male-female wage differential become smaller when college major and occupation are held constant? The wage differential becomes smaller when major and occupation are held constant because it provides are more specific comparison. When womens

  • 1 Page 2.AmericanPovertyDiscussion
    2.AmericanPovertyDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    What is Poverty in the United States Today? - Amount of poverty in US is exaggerated - Average poor household had car, air conditioning, TV, VCR, laundry, Xbox, etc. - Census says life of poor has not changed when in reality it has improved - Accurate inf

  • 1 Page 1.Sweatshops
    1.Sweatshops

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    What are the positive economic issues implicit in this discussion? In these articles discussing sweatshops, both make many arguments for their positions on the matter. Some are testable statements. For example, the first article argues that competition in

  • 1 Page ProductivityDiscussion
    ProductivityDiscussion

    School: SUNY Oswego

    Course: Labor Market

    Have computers had a significant effect on productivity? Yes, according to this article it is clear that computers have had a HUGE effect. Even before reading this article I would say that it is clear the effect computers have had. You can see this simply

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