(Get Answer) – Writing Assignment To Analyze The Econ Article
Purpose: In this assignment, you will write a critical evaluation of the article “Don’t Ask
Me About My Salary History” by Kristin Wong (2019). You will analyze the article and
relate it to the experiences of people around you.
1. Read “Don’t Ask Me About My Salary History”. In one paragraph, briefly
summarize the paper’s primary conclusion and the evidence the author uses to
support her hypothesis.
2. Explain the difference between taste-based and statistical discrimination. Will the
proposed policy change hiring patterns if firms have taste-based discrimination
against women? What if firms statistically discriminate against women? Provide
economic reasoning in your answers to these questions.
3. Do you think this policy will help to close the gender wage gap? Do policies that
intend to reduce discrimination always have their intended consequence? Refer to
a paper on our reading list to answer the second question.
4. Talk to 2 people who have worked for at least 5 years—people you know well
enough to have a conversation about wage negotiations. Discuss with each of
these people their experiences negotiating their wages. Were they asked about
their past salaries? Do they think their salary was tied to assumptions about how
much they had previously earned? How do their experiences compare with those
described in the paper?
5. Revise your draft.
Check: does each paragraph express one clear idea? Do you tell the reader
what that idea is in a topic sentence?
To make sure that your writing is concise and clear, take a word count of
each paragraph, and then cut 10% of the words.
Print your draft and read it out loud to help you identify spots where the
language or ideas could be clearer.