ECON 490 - Topics in Microeconomics
Section: 002 Women, Men, Work and Family
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better); OR Graduate standing.
Advisory Prerequisites:
STATS 250, or ECON 249, or STATS 426, or ECON 451.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description and analysis of gender differences and similarities in behavior and outcomes in the U.S. economy. The course uses microeconomic theories and econometric studies to explain:

  • women's and men’s labor force behavior;
  • gender differentials in earnings, education and occupations;
  • discrimination;
  • economic issues related to the family, marriage, divorce, fertility, and mortality;
  • institutional and governmental policies that affect women's and men’s economic behavior and well-being.

Course Requirements:

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.

Intended Audience:

Advanced students who are interested in labor and demographic economics and questions about gender.

Class Format:

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.

ECON 490 - Topics in Microeconomics
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: You cannot enroll in this course if you have taken ECON 323. Please email Olga Mustata at omustata@umich.edu to request an override into the class.
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9781137477033
Women and the Economy: Family, Work and Pay by Saul D. Hoffman and Susan Averett published in 2015 by Palgrave.
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