Description and analysis of gender differences and similarities in behavior and outcomes in the U.S. economy. The course uses microeconomic theories to explain
- women's and men’s labor force behavior;
- gender differentials in earnings, education and occupations;
- economic issues related to marriage, divorce, fertility, and mortality;
- institutional and governmental policies that affect women's and men’s economic behavior and well-being.
Grades are based on course attendance/participation, student performance on homework assignments, unannounced quizzes, two in-class mid-term exams and a final exam. Exams will include small and large essay questions, problems, and multiple-choice questions.
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Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Lecture is the predominant instructional method, but students are encouraged to raise questions and are required to participate in periodic structured discussions and group exercises.