Labor and Family Economics

ECON 371

Examines decisions made by individuals as members of families - education, occupation, work, change of jobs, use of home time, consumption, having children, investment in their health and human capital, etc. Also, decisions to cohabit/break up, marry/divorce/remarry, leave the parental nest, etc. Understanding phenomena ranging from which high school couples have sex - to the stability of gay marriage - to domestic violence - to the impact of Covid-19 on the current and future labor force participation of women - are all enhanced by accounting for the multiplicity of both conflicting and complementary interests of individuals in families. Prerequisite: Economics 201D and either 204D or 208D.


Prerequisite: Economics 201D and either Economics 204D or 208D

Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • QS
  • SS
Typically Offered
Spring Only