Eco 336 Finals Information
I. Final Exam Date & Time in CWH 311: 7:45am class: Tuesday, May 8, 10am-Noon; 9:25 class: Monday, May 7, 10am-Noon.
II. In reviewing for the final, be sure to review practice quizzes, quizzes, assignments and readings, in addition to your class notes.
III. Office Hours: Friday May 4, 9:30am-noon; Monday May 7, 8:30-10am.
III. Sample final.
IV. I will use the criteria below in evaluating your final.
|A. Identification of important concepts: Mostly
multiple choice questions
1. Labor Force Participation Rate - define; calculate; what is it for men vs. women
2. Unemployment rate - define; how is it calculated; who is defined as unemployed; IN GENERAL how does it differ by race and sex for blacks v whites?
3. Ratio of weekly earnings of full-time female workers to male workers - define; what is it currently?
4. Constitutional Amendments & date granting the right to vote to persons of all races
-Constitutional Amendments & date granting the right to vote to women
5. Number/% of women, and number/% of African-Americans in Senate and House
6. Information about important discrimination cases: NOTE: you don't have to know the specific names of the cases.
*Reed vs. Reed *Hooters case and reading *Ledbetter v. Goodyear & Ginsberg's dissenting opinion
*Dothard v. Rawlinson *Bradwell v. Illinois *Goessart v. Cleary *Perry v. Schwarzeneggar
*Griggs v Duke Power Co *Bakke v. California *Rogers v. American Airlines *University of Michigan affirmative action cases
7. Disparate impact
8. Equal Pay Act (EPA), 1963, and its deficiency
9. Define underutilization.
10. Title IX: 3 prongs; motivation behind enactment ; Guest speakers presentation and readings
11. Two methods for measuring the value of unpaid work. Difficulties with including the value of unpaid work in GDP.
12. What is GDP? What is the GPI and what is and is not included in the GPI?
13. Provide two items that are included in the GPI that are not included in GDP AND two items that are included in GDP that are not included in GPI. Explain.
14. Happiness Index
15. Marital rape exemption
16. Race v. Ethnicity
17. Rooney Rule
18. Labor Market Discrimination Theories: Taste for Discrimination (Employer; Customer); Statistical Discrimination; Feedback Effect; Occupation Crowding; Pollution theory
19. Why women don't negotiate for higher salaries (article on haggling)
20. Lorenz Curve and statistics on percent of income controlled by top 20% and bottom 20% of households
A - Can correctly define at least 90% of concepts.
B - Can correctly define 80-89% of concepts.
C - Can correctly define 70-79% of concepts.
D - Can correctly define 60-69% of concepts.
F - Can correctly define <60% of concepts
|B. Ability to
interpret and explain concepts
1. English Common Law and legal rights of married women
2. Equality of outcome vs Equality of opportunity - define and provide examples. Which philosophy does the US tend to embrace? Provide evidence.
3. Concerns by assimilationists about anti-assimilationist ideal
4. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
5. Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 1971
Who has the burden of proof (What does this mean?) and what must be shown? Explain primae facie.
6. What is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act? Why was this piece of legislation added to Title VII in 1978? (That is, describe the legislative history of the PDA).
7. What is the difference between "pure affirmative action" and "preferential affirmative action"?
8. What is the difference between affirmative action and quotas? When have quotas been upheld?
9. What is the difference between Title VII and affirmative action?
10. "A tool to explain affirmative action" article (toothpaste) - what is the lesson from this and its implications for hiring?
11. Based on course material, address this statement: "Affirmative Action means applying one standard for white males and a lower standard for women and minorities."
12. What are the implications of not counting housework in our formal measure of economic and social well-being?
13. Labor Market Discrimination v Pre-Market Discrimination: define and policy implications
A - Correctly and clearly interprets and explain all concepts. Provides clear and accurate explanations that draw upon sound reasoning.
B - Correctly and clearly interprets and explains not all, but at least 80% of all concepts. Provides clear and accurate explanations that draw upon sound reasoning.
C - Correctly and clearly interprets not all, but 70% of all concepts. Of the concepts correctly interpreted, this includes clear and accurate explanations that draw upon sound economic reasoning.
D - Correctly and clearly interprets not all, but about 60% of all concepts. Of the concepts correctly interpreted, this includes clear and accurate explanations that draw upon sound economic reasoning.
F - Has difficulty correctly and clearly interpreting most concepts. Little evidence of sound reasoning used in interpretations.
|C. Ability to interpret and apply concepts:
1. 14th Amendment - Reasonable relationship/rational basis test
Craig test/intermediate scrutiny
2. Assimilationist and anti-assimilationist ideals of equality - policy implications for each.
3. Liberal v. Conservative Economic Theory (one question)
4. Use Supply and Demand Model of Labor to explain how wages are theoretically determined.
5. Justice: Theories of political philosophy: Libertarian v. Utilitarian (one question)
|A - Can accurately apply all concepts to different
B - Can accurately apply 80% of all concepts to different situations.
C - Can accurately apply 70% of all concepts to different situations.
D - Can accurately apply about 60% of all concepts to different situations.
F - Unable or great difficulty applying economic concepts to different situations.