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Unformatted text preview: NAME (Last, First): SID: Answer Key / Grading Rubric Page 1 of 9 Instructor: Ronald Lee March 9, 2010 Departments of Demography and Economics University of California Berkeley Demography/Economics C175 Midterm Examination Answer Key Please answer all parts of all questions, using the spaces on the examination itself, and writing on the back of the paper if necessary. WRITE YOUR NAME AND STUDENT ID NUMBER ON EVERY PAGE OF THE EXAM.- 2 points for putting name and SID on every page.- 1 point for missing one page.- 0 otherwise. You may spend up to 60 minutes on the exam. There are 57 points possible. The possible points are indicated in front of each question, and this is also roughly how many minutes you should spend on each question, which will leave you with three extra minutes. Make sure you completely label any diagrams you present. NAME (Last, First): SID: Econ/Demog C175 Midterm Exam Answer Key / Grading Rubric Page 2 of 9 March 9, 2010 I. True or False Questions: Put T or F in space. 1. F When mortality declines in a population, the population must become, on average, older. 2. F If the global total fertility rate dropped to replacement level today, then population size would stop growing immediately. 3. F The AIDS incidence rate is the proportion of individuals who have AIDS in a given population. 4. F The number of people in each 5 year age group is constant over time in a stable population. 5. T According to Borjas, immigrants who entered the United States from 1955 1959 earned more on average than native workers by 1960. 6. F When unskilled immigrant workers bring no capital with them to their host country, unskilled native workers gain from immigration. 7. T In a population with declining age specific mortality rates at all ages, period life expectancy at birth will be lower than cohort life expectancy at birth. II. Multiple Choice Questions: Circle the correct answer. 1. Life expectancy at birth (average for men and women) in the United States is currently about a. 57 years b. 68 years c. 72 years d. 78 years e. 85 years 2. The Total Fertility Rate in Europe is currently about how many births per woman? a. 1.0 b. 1.5 c. 2.1 d. 2.5 e. 3.0 3. Which of the following factors has contributed least to the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub Saharan Africa? a. Low rates of condom usage b. The prevalence of having multiple or concurrent partners. c. The absence of male circumcision. d. Relatively high ages at first marriage. e. Low rates of use of the contraceptive pill. NAME (Last, First): SID: Econ/Demog C175 Midterm Exam Answer Key / Grading Rubric Page 3 of 9 March 9, 2010 4. Consider the standard model of female labor supply presented in class. Consider a married couple that inherits $100,000 when the wifes parents pass away. The wifes consumption of leisure: a. Falls due to a negative income effect on leisure....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course ECON 175 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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