Note: This course is usually offered Summer and Fall.
Role gender plays in economies; the way gender affects economic outcomes for individuals and societies.
Gender in the Economy is an introductory course which takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining ways in which gender, as a culturally defined concept, affects the economy.
The objectives of this course are:
- To show that gender as a social category (like race, ethnicity, and class) is relevant to the study of the economy;
- To gain an understanding of some of the ways in which the economy is gendered;
- To examine gender in a global context; and
- To use gendered analysis to think critically about alternative approaches to economics.
After completing this course, a successful student should have an understanding of topics such as:
- Theories of gender
- The neoclassical economic perspective
- Feminism and feminist economics
- Femininity, masculinity, and consumption Labor markets in a gender context
- Labor markets in a gender context
- Social reproduction and care work
- Gender and poverty in the U.S.
- Women and globalization
This course is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Economic or Political Systems (GT-SS1).