Economics of Labor Market Discrimination OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Economics Course

Published Feb 14, 2009

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'Economics of Labor Market Discrimination' is a free undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare offered by The Open University that sheds light on the controversial issue of discrimination against ethnic and/or gender minorities in the workplace. The course attempts to explain these issues using both theoretical and empirical analyses. Business managers, labor specialists, economists and parties interested in management and labor issues will find this course of interest.

Economics of Labor Market Discrimination: Course Specifics

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Economics of Labor Market Discrimination: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare, from The Open University, is an undergraduate course that examines gender and ethnic discrimination in the marketplace. The United Kingdom's economy is the subject of this study. There is no instructor for this course, but there is a wealth of information in the form of targeted readings that support the premise of the course. The course begins by developing the argument that discrimination in the workplace exists by offering tables and readings. Two methods, neoclassical and institutional schools of thought, are used to establish the existence of labor market discrimination in the U.K. After establishing that workplace discrimination exists, the course then describes the forms of this discrimination and how the labor market is segmented as a result. The course explores policy issues that have been enacted to address these labor market inequities.

Course materials available online include unit notes and a discussion forum, along with a list of recommended readings. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the economics of labor market discrimination course page.

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