ECON 339

Economics of the Family

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

An introduction to the theoretical and empirical literature on the allocation of labour and resources within households, and its relation to labour force outcomes. Topics may include: human capital decisions; gender roles; household production; labour force participation; the economics of marriage and divorce; the valuation of unpaid work in national income accounting; child care; gender and development.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 339, ECON 439.


  • One of ECON 103, ECON 103C, ECON 180; and
  • ECON 104; and
  • Academic Writing Requirement satisfied; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Economics offered by the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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