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ES30041: Economics of work

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES30041 Resit Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES20011 AND take ES20013
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide a sustained application and extension of predominantly intermediate microeconomic theory to the labour market. The approach emphasises a critical understanding of the theory.

Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes are that students should gain a critical appreciation of the impact of market forces, institutions and regulations within labour markets. The general desirability of government intervention of various types into this vital area of the economy is a key question students should be able to tackle by the end of the course unit.

Using deductive reasoning in abstract models
Applying theory to specific contexts and empirical material
Synthesising relevant material and debates.

Labour is the most important single factor of production and the analytical and empirical study of the labour market constitute the content of this course. Topics covered will include: labour supply and demand; labour exchange; the employment relationship; labour market divisions; and labour in the market system.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES30041 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics (Year 3)
  • UHES-AAB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)