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Unformatted text preview: . is that pay ought to be determined by supply and demand rather
than by job characteristics.
4. asserts that market-determined wages are the only appropriate
way in which to allocate pay.
5. has made hiring practices much simpler for employers.
Question 20 (1 point)
Opponents of comparable worth argue that
1. wage rates will be too high.
2. steelworkers and secretaries should always be paid the same
wage rate. 3. interference with the functioning of the labor market will lead to
shortages in some markets and surpluses in others.
4. defining wages according to job characteristics is the only way to
eliminate wage gaps.
5. wage rates will be too low.
Question 1 (5.00 points)
What is human capital? How does a training program such as Mrs.
Fields Cookie College affect human capital? Is a college degree
considered to be human capital?
Question 2 (5.00 points)
Why are women's wages only 60 to 80 percent of men's wages, and
why has this situation existed for several decades? Now that women are
entering college and professional schools in increasing numbers, why
doesn�t the wage differential disappear?
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