|Diversity and Discrimination: Applications in Labour Economics, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course the students should be able to:
- analyzing and integrating theories of discrimation, individual preferences and social norms related primarliy to gender- specific economic otucomes, ethnicity and sexual orientation
- independently develop basic analysis and using it for the issue most relevant method to evaluate whether discrimination exists
- interpret and critically assess reports and scientific papers on discrimination from an economic perspecitve.
|The course covers:
- Basic economic discrimination theory
- Basic concepts of gender and intersectionally
- Social norms
- Internalization of social norms
- The existence of gender-specific preferences
- Gender-specific economic outcomes in Sweden
- Employment and income among immigrants
- Employmant and income among homosexuals
- Fundamental experimental economics
- Methods for measuring discrimination
- Evidence of discrimination
|The course consists of lectures, seminars and assignments. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course.Language of instruction: Swedish or English|
|Examination takes the form of a learning portfolio, in which a written take-home examination as well as the course assignments will be included. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Completed Economics, basic course comprising 30 credits with at least 15 credits approved, or the equivalent. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90+TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
|The course is graded on the following scale: Pass with distinction; Pass; Fail.|
|Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.