Feminist Economics

How do gender differences determine social outcomes?

In this course, we ask how gender differences determine social outcomes. How are education, career, roles in the family and labour force impacted by gender difference? What is the role of women in economic development? How do gender inequalities shape the workplace? You will compare the economic status of men and women around the world and look at the similarities and differences in India and the developing world. We look specifically at the institution of marriage, the family, and fertility, and learn how to use feminist economic perspectives to understand the workplace.