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Gender, Race and Economic Inequality in the U.S.

Опубликовано на портале: 02-10-2003
Факультет: Department of Sociology
Год: Fall 2000
Язык: Английский
Язык оригинала: английский
Тематические разделы: Социология, Экономическая социология, Экономическая социология: Социально-экономическая дифференциация. Бедность, Социальная стратификация

Aннотация:
This course is designed as an overview of major theories, trends and debates on the topic of gender, race and economic inequality in the contemporary United States. The main focus of the course will be on labor market inequality, with a particular emphasis on patterns of inequality that are the center of current debates among policy-makers. We concentrate on labor market inequality for several reasons: First, it is my own area of research. I will be discussing studies and using data that I employ in my own work. This will provide an opportunity for students to carve projects out of the course readings. (However, no one is obligated to use my data, or even to do a quantitative analysis in their final paper). Second, wage labor is the primary source of income for the majority of non-elderly adults in the U.S. Therefore, labor market dynamics are a substantial piece of the puzzle regarding economic inequality. Third, this course is a complement to other courses on social stratification offered in the sociology department. The companion stratification courses cover important and relevant issues to the study of gender and race inequality, including social class and social conflict, inequality in the crossnational context, political and social movements, and intergroup relations.


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