PUBPOL 750.004

PUBPOL 750.004: Topics: Gender, Race, & Employment Policy

Level
Graduate
Term
Fall 2019
Days
Tuesday, Thursday
Time
1:00-2:20 pm EDT
Course Section
004
U-M Course Number
31035
Credit Hours
3

More than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, significant gender and ethno-racial inequality in the labor market remains. Why? This course relies on a multidisciplinary literature from sociology, economics, psychology, and socio-legal studies to examine ethno-racial and gender inequality in the labor market. We will first review and evaluate major explanations of inequality in the labor market, including employer discrimination, human capital differences, sexual harassment, occupational sex segregation, mass incarceration, inflexible workplaces, and segregated social networks. Then, we will discuss public policies and organizational efforts that seek to directly or indirectly ameliorate ethno-racial and/or gender inequality, such as paid family leave, "ban the box," unconscious bias and sexual harassment trainings, and increases to the minimum wage. 

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