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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-3211 & Advising: 512-471-2973

Fall 2009

ECO 330T • Economics of Gender

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33830
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BLACK

Course Description

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the economics of gender, focusing on the use of microeconomic tools to understand women's experiences, both in the family and in the labor market. The primary goal of the course is to develop your ability to study, analyze, and ultimately reach informed opinions about the numerous policy questions that arise with respect to gender. To help develop this ability, we will draw on economic models of the family, fertility, and labor markets and discuss the relevant empirical evidence. Topics that will be covered include 1. marriage 2. household bargaining within the family 3. fertility decisions 4. labor supply decisions of women and occupational choice 5. the work/family tradeoff 6. discrimination in the labor market 7. policies such as maternity leave and welfare reform

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