This unit applies economic concepts and theory to analyse the family. The unit explores the empirical support for the theories, evaluates explanations for recent demographic and labour market trends, and examines the implications of using the family as the foundation of analysis of economic activity in society. Topics covered include family formation, trends in educational attainment, the changing roles of men and women in the labour market and the household, and the effects of government policies on the family.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x200wd Online Discussion Post (10%), 1x1000wd Essay (30%), 1x1hr Mid-semester Test (20%), 1x2hr Final Exam (40%)
ECOS2001 or ECOS2901