2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

ECON 331 Labor Economics

Students learn how labor is allocated under various institutional settings. Topics include: slavery, labor unions, discrimination, compensating wage differentials, comparable worth, household labor supply decisions, social security, the earned income tax credit, welfare minimum wage laws, immigration, and the differing consequences of allocating labor under communism, socialism, and capitalism.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in ECON 116 or ECON 201.