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040289 UK Gender Economics (BA) (2018W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 08.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 09.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 15.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 16.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 23.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 29.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 30.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 05.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 06.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 12.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 13.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 20.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 26.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 03.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 04.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 10.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 11.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 07.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 08.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 14.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 15.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 21.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 22.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 28.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 29.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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.

Examination topics

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.

Reading list

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.

Association in the course directory

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