final-f2000 - OLD FINAL (FALL 2000) PART I. Paired...

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PART I. Paired Identification (24 points total; 18 minutes total) Choose two of the following three pairs of items. Define or identify each term in the pair. Then describe one way in which the two items are different. Each answer is worth 12 points total. You should spend about 9 minutes on each question. (1) (a) Labor market opportunities as a factor explaining changes in fertility in the 19th century and (b) Labor market opportunities as a factor explaining changes in fertility in the second half of the 20th century (2) (a) Price of natural resources as a factor explaining labor productivity growth in the late 19th century and (b) Price of natural resources as a factor explaining labor productivity growth in the late 20th century (3) (a) Prejudice versus “rational” economic behavior as a factor explaining the existence of marriage bars and the reason they ended and (b) Prejudice versus “rational” economic behavior as a factor explaining the existence of slavery and the reason it ended PART II. Table and Graph Identification (24 points total; 18 minutes total) Answer all three questions. (1) (8 points total; about 6 minutes) What is the first graph saying? What is the second graph saying? What are the economic and historical implications of the graphs? (Graphs were taped in by hand) (2) (8 points total) What are the data in the table saying? What is the graph saying? What is the economic connection between the data in the table and the data in the graph? Percent of Bachelor
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final-f2000 - OLD FINAL (FALL 2000) PART I. Paired...

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