Labor, Micro

Living on Minimum Wage

A lot of the social push for higher minimum wages focuses on the need to provide a living wage or to lift workers out of poverty. This Kahoot quiz covered a variety of looks at how the minimum wage impacts different segments of the economy and whether its a solid enough tool to address poverty concerns. Before the quiz, students are asked two watch two YouTube videos from We The Economy on inequality:

While these two focus on the debate portion of minimum wage legislations, students are asked to review a 1987 New York Times opinion piece that pushes for the abolishment of a minimum wage. Most students tend to think the status quo is the only option beyond an increase, but there is a segment of the population that argues for the abolishment. Finally, students look at a recent attempt by California to boost their entire state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. This article by FiveThirtyEight argues that a lift in the minimum wage only really impacts different portions of the state and leads students to the idea that different regions may be better off determining their own minimum wage.

Course Used: Labor Economics
Quiz Nature: Video and Reading Quiz
Question Length: 7 Questions
Estimated Time to Play: 10 minutes

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Labor, Micro, Reading quiz

Discrimination for Superstars

This Kahoot looks at discrimination for actors/actresses and primarily focuses on a 2015 FiveThirtyEight article entitled “The Workplace is Even More Sexist In Movies Than in Reality.” The article covers occupational differences for men and women in movies using the Opusdata database, which tracks film releases, box officer performance, and screen credits. The quiz also covers two opposing blog posts, one by Jennifer Lawrence and a follow-up response by Chris Rock. Jennifer Lawrence initially argued that it was her own fault for being paid less and that she needed to do a better job negotiations. Chris Rock argued that Lawrence was still doing sufficiently better than African American women and other racial minorities.

Course Used: Labor Economics
Quiz Nature: Reading
Question Length: 7 Questions
Estimated Time to Play: 10 minutes

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