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ECON 211 Gender in the Economy

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    Apr 17, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is very informative of issues in gender and the economy today. It covers a broad range of different economic philosophies on why there is gender inequality not only in economics, but in societies all over the world. As a young woman who plans on eventually owning my own business this class was extremely helpful in making me aware of the challenges I may face.

    Course highlights:

    The most prevalent topic I learned in this course was about the feminization and de-feminization of labor in different types of economies all over the world. I really thought this was a highlight of this course because we learn about foreign direct investment and how it affects the global economy. We watched a video about Juarez, Mexico and how the feminization of labor (meaning a majority of jobs are held by women) contributes to a larger amount of violence against innocent women by men who are against them holding jobs. This proves that the economies of an area can affect the social behavior in that same area.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would really recommend reading all of the chapters in the assigned textbook as well as the readings posted by the professor. Since the class is fast paced and covers many topics, reading in the textbook will help to solidify the large amount of information covered in class.

    • Spring 2016
    • Michael Roberts
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