Universität Wien FIND

040289 SE Gender Economics (BA) (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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max. 24 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 02.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 09.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 16.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 23.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 06.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 13.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 27.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 04.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 11.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 22.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 29.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course description: This seminar is for bachelor students and covers selected topics in applied economics. We explore the determinants of gender specific differences in the labor market and discuss theoretical aspects as well as empirical and experimental evidence of gender wage differences. Topics covered in this seminar include women in the work force, wage differences and wage discrimination. We also discuss the effect of competition on discrimination as well as psychological and socio-psychological factors regarding gender differences in risk preferences, in attitudes towards competition, and in attitudes towards negotiation. Based on the identified determinants we analyze policies to reduce the gender wage gap. We also discuss how to implement such polices.

Aim: The aim of this seminar is to expand students’ knowledge in the field of gender economics. Using empirical, experimental and theoretical papers, students should learn how to identify the determinants of the gender wage gap and how to analyze policies to reduce this gap. After taking the course students should also be able to read and understand project reports and journal articles that make use of the concepts and methods that are introduced in the course. Students should also learn how to apply theoretical and empirical concepts in gender economics to real world cases. Students should further extend their ability to effectively structure and communicate economic content in written form to audiences from academia, government and business.

Method: The course will be taught through a combination of lectures, students' presentations and discussions.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment will be based on a (group) presentation of a paper (35%), a summary of the presented paper (35%) and a take home final (30%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

To receive a positive grade, students have to achieve 50 out of 100 points. Students are required to do one presentation, provide a term paper, write a take home final and participate actively in class.

Prüfungsstoff

This course is a seminar. The first part of the seminar will give an introduction and overview; the second part of the seminar consists of students’ presentations.

Following topics are covered in the introduction and overview: household theory, labor supply and household production; wage determinants: compensating wage differentials, human capital theory; theories of discrimination: "taste for discrimination", statistical discrimination; empirical methods and results. Students’ presentations cover topics as empirical evidence for wage differences between women and men; preferences and investment into human capital, career interruptions, intra-household allocation; evidence of discrimination; differences in preferences (risk aversion), wage negotiations, competition; nature vs. nurture and the role of education; effect of psychological factors.

Literatur

Basic Literature
Altonji, Joseph G. and Rebecca M. Blank (1999): Race and Gender in the Labor Market, in: Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, Handbook of Labor Economics, Volume 3C, North Holland, Amsterdam, p. 3143-3257.
Bertrand, Marianne (2010): New Perspectives on Gender, Handbook of Labor Economics. Vol. 4B. North-Holland, pp. 1545-1592.
Blau, Francine D., Nancy Ferber und Anne Winkler (2006): Economics of men, women and work, Fifth edition, Prentice-Hall.
Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Robert S. Smith (2006): Modern Labor Economics, Theory and Public Policy, 8th Edition, Addison Wesley, Boston.
Literature for students’ presentations will be announced separately.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 04.10.2017 12:28