Course Descriptions

HS 317F — Labor Income, Labor Power, and Labor Markets

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Gives students a deeper understanding of where wage and salary income fits into the broader study of income equality, inequality and social policy; and to examine the role of trade unionism, regulation, and other factors such as globalization and technology in the worsening incomes and job security for most Americans. The module will also explore human capital theory, efficiency wage models, and other theoretical explanations for changing labor trends. And it will examine various policy and political remedies for widening income equality, with special emphasis on wage and salary income. Usually offered every year.
Robert Kuttner