The Economics of Wages and Employment

ECON433

Demand for and supply of labor, including human fertility, human capital, hours of work, and labor force participation. Effects of family structure, marriage laws, taxes and transfers (welfare, earned income tax credit) on labor supply and the distribution of income across families and individuals. Labor market discrimination, unions. Pre-requisites: ECON205D; and STA111, 130, 230, 250, or MATH230 or 342. One course.

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