ECON 460
Women, Work, and the World Economy from 5,000 BC to the Present Fall 2022
Division II

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Now and throughout history, views of the appropriate role for women in society have varied tremendously across cultures and communities: are women autonomous productive agents, are they men’s property, or do they fall somewhere in between? In this course, we explore the causes and consequences of women’s position in society for growth and economic development, analyzing women’s economic roles in historical and cultural perspective. Students will become more critical readers of current economic literature, and will apply their skills in conducting empirical research.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1697
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: short writing assignments, computer lab exercises, oral presentations, and a 15- to 20-page research paper including original empirical analysis (written in stages)
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and 255 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: junior and senior economics majors
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