Empirical Methods in Gender and Family Economics

ECON 443

Explores topics in economics of gender, an exciting and active field in current economics research. Focus on theoretical models of labor and marriage markets as well as empirical applications. Students will apply economic tools to these topics. They will find, analyze and interpret publicly available data, and develop skills to think critically about gender issues and evaluate policy interventions. Some main topics include: gender gaps in wages and employment; education, majors and occupation choices; effects of parenthood; risk aversion, competitiveness, social norms; marriage and divorce, fertility, household specialization; the role of governments and firms. Prerequisite: Economics 204D.


Prerequisite: Economics 204D

Curriculum Codes
  • SS
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