20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module considers the potential for certain groups of people (i.e. women, ethnic minorities, the disabled, LGBT) to face discrimination in the labour market. We first consider differences in labour market outcomes for these groups and to what extent this might be driven by discrimination. We then discuss how economists model labour market discrimination in theory and test for evidence of labour market discrimination in practice.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Coursework and formal examination.

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