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14) Economic discrimination takes place when an employerA) pays workers the lowest wage possible.B) pays workers different wages on the basis of some arbitrary characteristics of workers that areirrelevant to the job performed.C) pays lower wages to workers who are not as productive as other workers.D) pays workers compensating wage differentials.Answer: B
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Diff: 2 Page Ref: 560/560Topic: Discrimination*: RecurringLearning Outcome: Micro 17: Explain the effects of the factors of production, factor demand,and factor supply and labor in factor marketsAACSB: Reflective ThinkingSpecial Feature: None15) Wage differences among workers of different races and gender could be due to all of thefollowing exceptA) differences in preferences for jobs.B) differences in work experience.C) differences in education.D) labor unions.Answer: DDiff: 2 Page Ref: 565/565Topic: Labor Unions*: RecurringLearning Outcome: Micro 17: Explain the effects of the factors of production, factor demand,and factor supply and labor in factor marketsAACSB: Reflective ThinkingSpecial Feature: None16) Women typically earn less than men, even in the same occupation. Which of the following isan explanation for this discrepancy? A) Women do not work as hard as men because of cultural influences. B) Women have, on average, less workforce experience than men of the same age.C) Women are, on average, less motivated than men and therefore tend to avoid taking on moreresponsibilities.D) Women tend to take riskier jobs and earn compensating wage differentials.Answer: BDiff: 2 Page Ref: 561-562/561-562Topic: Comparable Worth*: RecurringLearning Outcome: Micro 17: Explain the effects of the factors of production, factor demand,and factor supply and labor in factor marketsAACSB: Reflective Thinking, Multicultural and DiversitySpecial Feature: Solved Problem: Is Passing "Comparable Worth" Legislation a Good Way toClose the Gap between Men's and Women's Pay?17) Worker discrimination occurs whenA) workers refuse to perform risky tasks.B) workers refuse to work with persons of a different race.C) customers refuse to buy products produced by a racially diverse workforce.D) employers pay different employees different wages based on race.Answer: BDiff: 2 Page Ref: 564/564Topic: Discrimination*: RecurringLearning Outcome: Micro 17: Explain the effects of the factors of production, factor demand,and factor supply and labor in factor markets
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