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ECO 266 - Economics of Gender, Race and Class

Course Description: This course focuses on gender, race, and class based differences in income, wealth, and employment status. Current data and historical trends in the U.S. are discussed and analyzed, and human capital theory and various theories of discrimination are presented as potential explanations. The economics of the family is explored, with emphasis on differences in gender roles and women's changing relationship to the labor force. Students will also become acquainted with different ways of defining and measuring class differences, the reproduction of inequality, and the experience of the working poor.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Inquiry and Exploration