IRE339H1: Labour Markets and Public Policy

Hours: 
36L

This course is designed to provide students in the Employment Relations program with knowledge of how the labour market affects the employment relationship. The basic tools of labour economics are developed and applied to various issues of organizational and government policy such as: the incentive effects of compensation arrangements, government income support programs, and minimum wage policy; the determinants of preferences for hours of work including job-sharing, overtime and retirement; the impacts of unions on compensation and productivity; public-sector employment and alternatives to the right to strike; discrimination in employment on the basis of gender and race as well as related government policies such as pay and employment equity.
Note: IRE339H1 will not count towards an ECO program.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)