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S uppose two types of students, those from rural areas and those from
urban areas, apply to college. There are only two types of performances,
excellent and poor. It has been found that a higher percentage of urban
students perform poorly than rural students. The colleges decide to
admit only students applying from rural areas. This policy could be
referred to as
1. consumer prejudice.
2. employee discrimination. 3. statistical discrimination.
4. employer discrimination.
5. productivity bias.
Question 13 (1 point)
For economists, discrimination is difficult to rationalize because
1. it is costly to discriminate.
2. it is not costly to discriminate.
3. economists know that in the real world, personal prejudices do not
4. in a freely functioning labor market, there is no such thing as
5. wages will not be allowed to fall below their natural equilibrium
Question 14 (1 point)
Which of the following can result in occupational crowding?
5. S tatistical discrimination and imperfect information
S tatistical discrimination
Competitive labor markets
Imperfect information Question 15 (1 point)
When the labor market is separated into categories such as "men's jobs"
and "women's jobs," this separation is referred to by economists as
5. a labor market aberration.
a labor market shortage.
occupational segregation. Question 16 (1 point)
Which of the following is not correct?
1. S ome people believe that CEO pay is too high because
shareholders in most corporations have little day-to-day influence....
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