Lecture and seminar.
- Labour force characteristics.
- Institutional aspects of the labour market.
- Unemployment and policy.
- Labour compensation, time allocation, and labour supply.
- Labour demand.
- Labour market models, equilibrium, and wage adjustment.
- Wage differentials, discrimination, and unions.
- Human capital, investment, and training.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the nature of labour demand and labour supply.
- Use labour market models to explain the behaviour workers and firms.
- Analyze a variety of public policy issues around labour in Canada.
- Identify and explain trends and patterns in the labour market.
- Explain reasons for labour migration.
- Demonstrate an understanding of labour relations.
- Explain issues relating to wage differentials, education policy, and training.
Minimum of three (3) evaluations and no one evaluation is worth more than 40%
|Final Examination||30% - 40%|
|Term tests||30% - 70%|
|Essay||0% - 30%|
|Presentation||0% - 10%|
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students as specified by Instructor.
Helmar Drost and H Richard Hird, An Introduction to the Canadian Labour Market, Latest Edition. Nelson.
Ehrenberg, R, R. Smith, and R. Cahykowski, Modern Labour Economics: Theory and Public Policy (Canadian edition), Latest Edition. Addison-Wesley.
Benjamin, Dwayne, Morley Gunderson, and Craig Riddell, Labour Market Economics, Latest Edition. McGraw-Hill-Ryerson.
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses