Content varies, in keeping with faculty and student interests in emerging issues relating to practice, intervention or policy, and covers theoretical and empirical underpinnings, key research questions and gaps in knowledge, ethical and value issues, and ethnic, gender, minority, and social‐class factors. For example, the seminar may focus on a critical analysis of a developing intervention or of a new social welfare policy initiative.
This course is in three sections. In the first section we review the literature on sex differences in biology, socialization and legal treatment to assess what these differences are, what causes the differences, and how these differences contribute to or justify sex-based wage and occupation differences. We will pay careful attention to MacKinnon's arguments about sex and the legal system.
In the second section, we examine and evaluate the major economic, sociological and psychological explanation of wage differences and the evidence for these explanations.
In the third section, we will investigate five areas of public policy and employment: comparable worth, affirmative action, sexual harassment, fetal vulnerability, sexual orientation and employment discrimination.
|Instructor:||Mary E. Corcoran|
|Topic:||Women and Employment Policy|
|U-M Class #:||31963|
|Time:||Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
This course is not taught within the SSW building.
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
|U:||Meet-Together - Has at least one non-SW class listing|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106