The opportunity cost of being unemployed tends to be the highest in which of the following countries?
B) the United States
D) the United Kingdom
From 1990-2010,productivity growth in the United States was ________ the growth rates of other high-income countries.
A) greater than
B) less than
C) equal to
D) greater than for the first 15 years, then less than
Which of the following best explains why productivity growth in the United States has been faster than in other leading industrialized nations?
A) There are fewer government regulations in the United States regarding the way firms can hire and fire workers.
B) The financial systems of foreign countries are generally more efficient than those in the United States.
C) European countries have more flexible policies regarding the number of hours employees are permitted to work.
D) Job mobility in the United States is more restricted than it is in many foreign countries.
Productivity gains in the United States since 1990 have been ________ productivity gains in other leading industrial nations.
A) the same as
B) lower than
C) higher than
D) more variable than