Labour Economics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Labour Economics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EC102: Principles of Microeconomics

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course provides a sound understanding of the labour market and equips students with the basic tools necessary to analyse contemporary labour market issues such as the functioning of labour markets, affirmative action policies, labour mobility, information and job search, unemployment, minimum wages and wage/income inequality.
    The course presents economic principles/theories necessary to understand the functioning of the labour market and equip students with the basic tools to analyze contemporary labour market issues. Topics will include demand and supply of labour, labour market equilibrium: competitive and non-competitive labour markets, labour unions, labour market discrimination including affirmative action policies, human capital analysis, labour mobility, and minimum wages, information and job search, unemployment, wage and income inequality and poverty.

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