Inhalte & Qualifikationsziele
How do women and men fare in the labour market? Why are there differences in earnings and occupations between the two sexes? How do economic policies and gender norms affect male and female labour supply? What does economic theory say about discrimination? Which government policies and institutions aim at reducing gender discrimination in the labor market—and are they effective?
This course investigates these and other questions related to differences in labour market behavior and outcomes between men and women in industrialized economies and developing countries. It also examines a variety of public policy measures designed to ensure equality of opportunity. During the regular meetings, the lecturer will introduce basic economic theories related to (fe)male labour supply, decisions within the household, family economics and economic theories of discrimination. The lecturer will also provide a basic overview of modern microeconometric methods of policy evaluation. We will read and discuss research papers applying these modern empirical methods to micro data. The aim of the course it to acquaint students with the skills to critically read, present, and discuss empirical journal articles in the field of labor economics, to learn how to write literature summaries and how to write own research papers based on own empirical analyses.
A detailed list of topics for the term papers (incl. main references) and information on the course structure will be provided and discussed in the first meeting on November 5th, 2020. The number of places is limited to 24. In case of exceedingly high demand, the lecturer will assign the available slots.
Online lecture and seminar meetings via WebEx (WebEx Link will be announced on Blackboard)
Fr, 16.04.2021 09:00 - 12:00 (WebEx)
Fr, 23.04.2021 09:00 - 12:00 (WebEx)
Fr, 30.04.2021 09:00 - 12:00 (WebEx)
Fr, 07.05.2021 09:00 - 12:00 (WebEx)
Fr, 14.05.2021 09:00 - 12:00 (WebEx)
Fr, 21.05.2021 09:00 - 12:00 (WebEx)
End of June, 2021 (tba): A block seminar during which students present their term papers will be scheduled for the end of June, 2021 (either as online meeting or as personal meeting).
Bachelor Volkswirtschaftslehre; 6 LP
Zugangsvoraussetzungen & Vorkenntnisse
Basic knowledge of labor economics, microeconomics and econometrics is recommended.
The course is limited to 24 students. In case of excess demand, the lecturer will allocate students based on a mix of student progress (Fachsemester), student success, motivation and lottery.
Students interested in taking this course should send the following information to the e-mail: email@example.com:
1. up-to-date “Leistungsnachweis”
2. Short motivation for this course and the topic “Women and Men in the Labor Market” (which will be covered from an empirical perspective); less than 100 words.
Applications via E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Term paper (about 12 pages)
Presentation of term paper in seminar (approximately 30 minutes)
Additional assignments (group assignments)