ECON-481 Labor Economics
Spring for 2010-2011
This seminar develops the basic economic theory used to model labor market behavior. Particular emphasis is placed on applying the theory to current policy issues such as welfare reform, educational policy, and social security reform. Recent developments in the labor market such as the increased labor force participation of married women with children and the decline of unionism in the United States are also discussed. A term paper is required.
Prerequisites: ECON-101 or ECON-103, ECON-122
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