This is an archived course. A more recent version may be available at ocw.mit.edu.
Prof. Ceasar McDowell
Dr. Mindy Fried
11.237 / SP.660
This course provides an analytic framework for understanding the roles that gender and race play in defining the work worlds of women and men in our society, including ways in which gender intersects with race and class. The course examines specific workplace-related policies through a gender/race lens, including welfare policy, comparable worth, affirmative action, parental leave policy, child care policy and working time policies. Students are required to investigate ways in which these policies address gender and racial inequities, and think critically about mechanisms for change.
McDowell, Ceasar, and Mindy Fried. 11.237 Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-237-gender-and-race-work-and-public-policy-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA