PT 60 - Sec 1, #13 - LR

marsilni
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PT 60 - Sec 1, #13 - LR

Postby marsilni » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:32 am

Exactly how does C weaken the argument? As I understand it the argument is that many economists overestimate the degree to which people are motivated by money when making job choices. The premise is that in many surveys most people do NOT name high salary as the most desirable feature of a job.

Is C implying that the reason jobs with the same salary vary in other financial benefits is because employers have to entice people to take them some how? Or is it saying that while salary may not be the most desirable feature named in most surveys, some other financial benefit may be?

In any event, it seems like an answer that just barely weakens the argument. Does this answer strengthen the opposing side?

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JJDancer
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Re: PT 60 - Sec 1, #13 - LR

Postby JJDancer » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:12 pm

Weakening the argument means you attack the conclusion that economists overestimate the extent to which people are motivatd by money in job choices. So you want smething that says they don't overestimate...
Stimulus had said that economists claim that financial rewards provide the strongest incentive in choosing ONE job OVER another.

How do you reconcile that they aren't overestimating importance but people don't list high salary as most desirable feature of A job?

Well first sentence of stimulus says "financial rewards" that could be money. But it could also be perks, more paid leave, free childcare, etc. C hits this sweet spot by comparing jobS that pay the same salary but have other financial benefits.

Does that make sense?

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Re: PT 60 - Sec 1, #13 - LR

Postby JJDancer » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:17 pm

Is C implying that the reason jobs with the same salary vary in other financial benefits is because employers have to entice people to take them some how? Or is it saying that while salary may not be the most desirable feature named in most surveys, some other financial benefit may be?

It's neither of these.

C is saying that SALARY is not the most desirable feature of a job BUT financial benefits COULD be the strongest incentive for picking one job over another since jobs with the same salary can have different levels of other financial benefits. Like one job pays 80K but you get insurance coverage and a company car. Another job pays 80K but doesn't have these benefits. (these are money related considerations but salary is the same)




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