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ECON 1104: Economics of Gender

This course applies an economic approach to the study of the causes and consequences of male/female gender differences in economic outcomes. Students will employ tools in microeconomic analysis and empirical work to consider topics such as family choices, labor markets, the earnings gender gap, employment, and wage policies.

Why take it?

For non-economics majors, this course provides a comprehensive synthesis of economic issues related to gender. Students will learn theoretical, analytical, and statistical tools to critically evaluate the interaction between social and economic factors that surround gender and labor market outcomes, preparing students to deal with these issues if they experience them in their future careers. This course will also prepare students to participate in the debate over public policies as they relate to gender issues, and to evaluate the successes and failures of such policies.

ECON 1104 fulfills an elective in the Housing and Society and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Pathways minors.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course fulfills Pathways requirements in Reasoning in the Social Sciences, Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States, and Ethical Reasoning.