The course draws on empirical and theoretical insights from multiple fields within economics. The objective is to understand the role of gender in economic decision making, and the changing significance, timing, and meaning of work, career, and family. We will also consider the interplay between culture, norms and gender, and the impact on economic decision making and outcomes. The course focuses mostly on the developed world, but we will occasionally contrast this with a global perspective.
A component of the course are 3 ungraded short assignments.
Please register for the exam in Agnes from October 16 to November 15, 2017. If you don’t register in time you will not be able to finish the module!
Main book: F. Blau, M. Ferber, and A. Winkler, The Economics of Women, Men, and Work, 7th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2013).
StO/PO MA 2005 - 2010: 6 LP, Modul: "Gender Economics"
StO/PO MA 2016: 6 LP, Modul: "Gender Economics"
StO/PO MA 2016: 6 LP, Modul: "Gender Economics", Major: Microeconomics
Gender Studies students need to attend both, lecture and tutorial and take the exam in order to participate in this class. This will conclude the module.