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Assignment 5 - Economic 140 Fall 2009 Assignment #5: Due...

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Economic 140 Fall 2009 Assignment #5: Due November 5 These problems are not really problems in the conventional sense. they take you painfully through the key steps in the reasoning of the papers assigned this week. Consider the following parable: In the last century. The side of right and truth (SOT) engaged in a war against the forces of evil (FOE). SOT instituted a draft In each year of the war 18 18 year olds are drafted. There are several provinces in SOT: they di/er in the amount of the mineral I that is in their soil. Low I has two consequences: Visible and easily diagnosed goiter. Low IQ which is not directly visible and is hard to measure. The draft lasted 5 years. 20 years before the draft was instituted all provinces of SOT stated iodizing their salt. The consequences of idolization were: In the ±rst two years of the draft draftees from di/erent provinces di/ered in both IQ and in the incidence of goiter. In the last two years of the draft draftees from di/erent provinces had the same distribution of IQ and incidence of goiter. All draftees were given IQ tests. The armed forces of SOT had two branches: The AF and the IF. The AF succeeded in getting the department of defense to send more high IQ draftees to the AF than to the IF. Answer the following questions:
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2010 for the course ECON ECON 140 taught by Professor None during the Fall '09 term at UCLA.

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