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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ECON 320 - Economics of Inequality and Discrimination

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)


An investigation of the extent, causes, and consequences of inequality and discrimination in labor markets. Leading economic theories of inequality and discrimination are covered and related to theories of labor supply and labor demand. Topics include the determinants of wages, labor supply decisions, returns to education, and decisions about family size. An applied approach using econometric techniques to understand the current literature is emphasized. Gisella Kagy.

 

Prerequisite(s): ECON 201  and ECON 210 .

Two 75-minute periods.



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