Feb 27, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

ECON 242 - Economics of Gender

Cross-Listed as WGSS 242  
This course uses economic theory to explore how gender differences lead to different economic outcomes for men and women, both within families and in the marketplace. Topics include applications of economic theory to 1) aspects of family life including marriage, cohabitation, fertility, and divorce, and 2) the interactions of men and women in firms and in markets. The course will combine theory, empirical work, and analysis of economic policies that affect men and women differently. This course counts as a Group E elective. Prerequisite(s): ECON 119 . C- or higher required for all prerequisites. (4 Credits)