A Workaholic Economy Reading Answers-IELTS

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27- No

Explanation-Although output per hour has "more than doubled" since 1945, leisure "seems reserved entirely," according to paragraph 2. Because actual wages have been stagnant since that year, "working hours have climbed considerably since 1970." Therefore, the statement contradicts the writer, so the answer is no.

28- Not Given

Explanation-The only time the term "social planners" is mentioned in the first paragraph is when the authors state that just a generation prior, they (social planners) were "worried about what people would do with all this new-found free time" and that it appears they "need not have concerned about the U.S." As a result, the response is "not given."

29- Yes

Explanation-The author notes in paragraph 2 that there has been a noticeable increase in working hours since 1970. The primary cause of this change is that since that year, "real earnings" have "stagnated" (i.e., not increased considerably) (1970). So, yeah, it is the solution. because the statement supports the author.

30- No

Explanation-According to the author's statement in paragraph 3, the "current economic recovery" has earned some reputation for "its "jobless" nature." Increasing production has almost completely "decoupled from employment," it may be argued. Therefore, the statement contradicts the writer, so the answer is no.

31- Yes

Explanation-The author claims in paragraph 7 that Bailey cites "quantitative and qualitative studies" (research) demonstrating "part-time workers" have "improved productivity" (work more effectively). She continues, saying that part-timers "use the time they have better and are less likely to give in to exhaustion in difficult positions." The statement agrees with the writer, hence the answer is yes.

32-Not Given

Explanation-The passage only makes one mention of "two-career households" in paragraph 9. Here, the author claims that "the assumption of full-time, two-career households has been skewed in the U.S. market for commodities." There is no mention of "free time" in this statement. As a result, the response is "not given."


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