11.237 / SP.660 Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy, Spring 2005
Author(s)McDowell, Ceasar; Fried, Mindy
Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy
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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.
gender, race, work, equity, child care, education, affirmative action, public policy, family, class, poverty, government, structural inequity, labor, economics, market, workplace, comparable worth, politics, 11.237, SP.660