Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lit review 1

This article explains the statistics and explains the situational outcomes in which students receive jobs. This article is very useful because it displays the statistics of regular students and those involved in greek life. The article goes even further by breaking down the statistics into categories of race and gender, displaying who is more favored in which situation. Bruce Sacerdote, one author of the article is a professor in the economics department at Dartmouth. He has published various scholarly articles, most of which deal with social matters and how they relate to the economy. Two words that are  reoccurring in reference in helping the article make sense are "connection" and  "help." While these are simple words that are easily defined they serve a great purpose here. "Connection" is used in reference in those who one knows in which may serve as the link to receiving a job. "Help" is used when directly referring to the actual recipient  receiving a job based off of their connection. Some quotes that exemplify how the article is useful are, "There is a very strong connection between obtaining help from fraternity and sorority members and obtaining prestigious, high paying jobs."(No pages), "Nonwhite students are less likely than white students to use fraternity help, and much less likely to use help from relatives (1% for nonwhites versus 6% for whites)." (No pages), and "Table 2 explores the effect of fraternity help on salary and the likelihood of obtaining a high paying job." (No pages.)

Marmaros, David and Sacrerdote, Bruce. Peer and Social Networks in Job Search. Cambridge,     MA: Dartmouth. 2002. Web.

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