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Fall 2010
Apr 18,2014
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ECON 322 - LABOR ECONOMICS
After reviewing classical economists' and philosophers' attitudes toward labor, we will move to modern corporate-dominated concepts and practices, noting alternative ways to view human and social capital. Wage theory including supply and demand, history and roles of unions, patterns of contingent and immigrant workers, issues of work-life balance and "job vs. career" will be covered. Areas of individual income, labor market participation, poverty, discrimination and inequality of income are next. Public policies helping create the context for employers and workers to interact will be reviewed and critiqued: minimum wage, unemployment insurance, anti-discrimination laws, low wage work supports, health and safety regulations, and training resources. Methods of instruction: speakers from employers, unions and governments; case study on employer staffing strategies; public policy debate on outsourcing and off-shoring of work; analysis of data on worker vs. CEO and male vs. female compensation.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      NMT-Visiting Student
      BA-Economics
      SB-BS-Matric Undeclared
      SB-BA-Matric Undeclared
      BS-Accounting
      BS-Information Systems
      BS-Business Administration
      BA-International Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR ECON 322

General Requirements:
Course or Test: ECON
Required Courses: 1
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: SOCI
Required Courses: 1
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

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