Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Ec 517 Women in the Economy

Different economic theoretical perspectives are presented to account for women's particular economic roles currently and historically. Emphasis on women's responsibility for child rearing and housework; women's relatively low wages; occupational segregation by gender; economic differences among women due to ethnicity, generation, and class; and policy issues with particular importance for women's economic situation. Also offered for undergraduate-level credit as Ec 417 and may be taken only once for credit. Expected preparation: Ec 201.


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