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040289 UK Gender Economics (BA) (2020S)

Track in Policy Evaluation

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

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Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course Gender Economics moves to online classes. The lectures will take place at the same time as originally planed: Monday and Tuesday from 15-16.30h. Please go to moodle (https://moodle.univie.ac.at/course/view.php?id=129478) to find more information. Please also read your emails to your unet account.

Tuesday 03.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 10.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 16.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 17.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 17.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 23.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 24.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 24.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 30.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 31.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 20.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 21.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 28.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 05.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 11.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 12.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 18.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 19.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 25.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 26.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 08.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 09.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 15.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 16.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 22.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 23.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 29.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 30.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course description: This course 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 course 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 increase female labor force participation and reduce the gender wage gap. We also discuss how to implement such polices.

Aim: The aim of this course 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. The first part of the course gives an overview to the field of gender economics and includes lectures on household theory, labor supply and household production, wage determinants, theories of discrimination, empirical methods and results. The second part of the course consists of students’ presentations on empirical and experimental evidence on wage differences.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be based on a problem set (30%), an exam (30%), presentation of a paper (30%) and class participation (10%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are required to solve one problem set (30%), write one exam (30%), present one paper (30%), and participate actively in class (10%). For each of these four components, they can receive between 0 and 100 points. The final number of points is the weighted sum of the four components rounded to one digit. To receive a positive grade, the final number of points has to be at least 50.1. The grade is 1 (2, 3, 4 and 5), if the final number of points is 87.6-100 (75.1-87.5, 62.6-75, 50.1-62.5 and 0-50).

Examination topics

Problem set: The problem set accounts for 30% of the grade and will ask questions about empirical analysis of wages and participation, in particular, the description and discussion of estimation results of wage and participation regressions.

Exam: The exam accounts for 30% and will cover topics of the lectures on household theory, labor supply and household production, wage determinants, theories of discrimination, empirical methods and results.

Presentation: The presentation of a paper accounts for 30% of the grade. The topics cover empirical and experimental evidence on wage differences. The papers are assigned according to students’ preferences. The detailed list of papers and further details will be announced in moodle.

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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