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ECOP3016 - Gender in the Global Economy

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Gillian Hewitson

Description

Global economic integration has opened up new opportunities for women around the world as they move into paid work in increasing numbers. Yet the benefits of global economic development are not evenly distributed between women and men or among women themselves. Women are concentrated in certain types of work, earn less on average than their male counterparts, and are yet to achieve equality in leadership positions. This unit of study looks at gender dynamics of global economic integration within and between rich and poor countries. How are women's opportunities and rewards changing? Which women are doing better than others and why? What role do markets, public policy, culture, and individual choice play in shaping the world of work for women? What strategies are women employing to improve their economic status? Case studies from around the world will be used to explore these questions.

Assessments

1x50-400wd Weekly Journal (10%), 1x1000wd essay (20%), 1x3000wd group case study (25%) and 1x group presentation (10%), 1x2hr final exam (35%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial, commencing week 2

Prerequisites

ECOP1001 and either (ECOP1002 or ECOP1003)

Prohibitions

ECOP3006

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