Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
Diversity
Course Attribute:
Diversity
Description
The feminist economics project provides a critique of standard economics from a gender-aware perspective and proposes alternative conceptualizations of the economy, economic agency, work, and well-being. After reviewing the basic features of this critique and the alternative approach, the course examines theories and evidence on the causes and consequences of contemporary gender inequalities in how people secure their livelihoods in the US. The third part focuses on policies implemented or proposed to address gender inequalities in the household and in the labor market—anti-discrimination, workplace, anti-poverty, work-family balance, and macroeconomic policies. Graduate students should register for ECON 6170 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work.