• Labour Economics ECON 9004

    Online OntarioLearn

    OntarioLearn description: The objective of this course is to introduce a non-economics student to elementary theories concerning the functioning of the labour market. The focus of this course will be the developing of several practical and analytical tools to aid the students’ understanding of labour market operations. Students will be introduced to various concepts about an individual’s decision to work, the decision to retire or reduce the length of the work week. Then you will review the factors that influence the firm's decision to hire labour and determine the amount of labour to be hired given both a competitive and non-competitive labour market. The concept of non-competitive labour markets will be extended to include the influence of factors that are external to the labour market such as unions and government. The problems of and solutions to unemployment, discrimination and wage differentials will be discussed.

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