ECON37 - New Course for Spring 2020

What forces led married women to enter paid employment?

What forces might lead them to “opt-out”? 

How have technological changes in the home and the market transformed families? 

ECON37 examines the changing economic roles of women and men in modern economies and the trade-offs faced by households. The goal of the course is to learn and critically apply economic concepts to a variety of current policy issues concerning gender gaps, work and family.

Prerequisite: Economics 01

Professor Claudia Olivetti's research focuses on women in the labor market including wages, hours, and careers and on intergenerational mobility and marriage institutions in historical perspective. She has worked on the baby boom and maternal health and on historical and comparative perspectives on the gender gap.