Empirical Methods in Gender and Family Economics

ECON 643

Explores topics in economics of gender. Focus on theoretical models of labor and marriage markets, empirical applications, and applying economic tools to these topics. Find, analyze and interpret publicly available data. Develop skills to think critically about gender issues and evaluate policy interventions. 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. Paired with Economics 443. Graduate students require additional assignments. Prerequisite: Economics 608.


Prerequisite: Economics 608D

Curriculum Codes
  • SS
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