TAKE HOME EXAM - Assuming women are more likely to quit,...

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ECONOMICS OF RACE AND GENDER UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO (DENVER) PART OF EXAM#2(Final) Dr. George K. Quansah TAKE HOME EXAM: YOU MUST ANSWER A & B AND ANY OTHER THREE QUESTIOS IN DETAILS. FOR 50 POINTS a. Discuss how important Diversity is in any given Society. How did this class(Economics of Race and Gender) has contributed to your understanding of the economic impact of Diversity. b. Discuss in full details the advantages and disadvantages of the Group Presentations. Remember to state your own participation. c. Discuss the overview of the three movies presented in class. d. Discuss why have women been increasingly eager to move into men’s occupations? Why do you think men generally show less enthusiasm about moving into women’s occupations? e. Explain the following Economic Terms: a. Occupational Segregation b. Index of Segregation. C. Gender Earnings Ratio. D. Labor Market Discrimination f. It is claimed that employers are reluctant to hire women for some jobs because of their higher expected quit rates.
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Unformatted text preview: Assuming women are more likely to quit, use human capital theory to explain what kind of jobs an employer would be especially reluctant to hire women for. Explain the reasons for the employer’s reluctance. How valid do you think such employer assumptions about women today? g. Describe the main changes in the typical family in the United States over the past 30 –40 years and explain their causes. h. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the rising age of first marriage? i. In recent year, child support enforcement was stepped up considerably. Explain the pros and cons of this policy change. j. Explain a. AFDC b. TANF c. Earned Income Credit d. Dependent Care Tax Credit e. Child Tax Credit k. To what extent and how did economic factors influence the following a. Your decision to attend College. b. Your choice of major. c. Your plans to go on or not to go on to graduate work. d. Would you expect any of these considerations to differ between men and women, if so why?...
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