Examines how gender differences produce different economic outcomes for women and men in work, leisure, earnings, poverty. Explores effectiveness of policies to overcome gender gaps. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012. Cross-listed with: GSWS 185.
Stephanie Seguino ()
Dates: May 19 - June 13, 2014; Cross listed w/WGST 185 Z1; Total cross listed enrollment is 25; Prereqs: EC 11 and EC 12;
The 20th century was a time of political, cultural, and economic change in the roles of women and men. Those changes have been paralleled by changes in the structure of family life, with more women in the labor force. Despite these changes and some progress, gender inequality continues. We will critically assess the ways in which both market work and home work remain patterned by gender. Being an economics course, we will make use of the tools of economics. Economic theory can help to understand the benefits and costs of marriage and child-bearing. It can shed light on how families divide up their market work and home work, and why those divisions often take place in gendered ways. And it can help us understand how macro factors like globalization lead to gender differences in economic outcomes. This course outs a premium on critical thinking skills and class discussion. We will also make use of economic tools you studied in intro, and add a few more to your toolkit. If you like to discuss controversial issues, and if you're interested in what economics can say about them, then this is the class for you.
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