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    Cornell College
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

ECB 257 - Labor Economics (1)

Exploration of a variety of current issues in labor markets from an economics perspective. Included among the questions to be addressed in this course are: Why do professional athletes, rock stars and movie stars earn so much more than the rest of us? What is the economic value of a college degree? Why do some college majors earn so much more than others? Who pays for and benefits from on-the-job training? Are workers better off when the government regulates safety in the workplace? How does discrimination in the labor market affect women, African Americans and other minorities? Why has union membership fallen so dramatically during the last 30 years? Who benefits from and who is hurt by increased international competition? Course activities will include a series of data collection/analysis/presentation projects. Prerequisites: ECB 101  or ECB 102 , and STA 201  or STA 348 . Alternate years.
(Social Science)