May 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

ECON 441 - Labor Economics


This course uses theoretical and empirical research to examine the economics of work from both the point of view of the firm and the worker. Economic tools will be used to analyze some of the important issues relevant to labor economics, such as labor force participation, the division of labor within the household, occupational choice, investments in education, minimum wage legislation, wage elasticities, employment-hours tradeoff, labor market discrimination, unions, and job search.  This course counts as a Group E elective. It is NOT a capstone course. Meets concurrently with ECON 442. Prerequisite(s): ECON 361 ECON 371 ECON 381   Yearly. (4 Credits)