A Workaholic Economy Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘A Workaholic Economy’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 27-38. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that help you find out the answers.

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The answers to questions 27-38 are given below with their explanations.

Question Number Answers Keywords Location of Keywords
27 NO In fact, working hours have increased noticeably since 1970 Paragraph 2; lines 3-4
29 YES real wages, stagnated since that year Paragraph 2; lines 4-5
30 NO economic recovery, certain, notoriety, “jobless” nature Paragraph 3; line 4
31 YES Cites, quantitative, qualitative studies, increased productivity, part-time workers Paragraph 7; lines 2-3
33 C extra people, cover the contingencies, going to happen Paragraph 7; lines 5-6
34 A She says the U.S. market for goods, skewed, assumption, full-time, two-career households Paragraph 9; lines 3-4
35 B(Extra work is offered to existing employees.) Yet a host of factors pushes employers to hire fewer workers for more hours and at the same time compels workers to spend more time on the job Paragraph 4; lines 1-2
36 D(Benefits and hours spent on the job are not linked) hourly employees, benefits, pension contributions, medical insurance, not tied, number of hours Paragraph 5; lines 5-6
37 F(Longer hours indicate greater commitment to the firm) People, work reduced hours, huge penalty in career terms, negative signal, commitment, firm Paragraph 6; lines 2-3
38 G(Managers estimate staff productivity in terms of hours worked) they use, number of hours, proxy for output Paragraph 6; lines 5-6

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