Labour Economics and Employment Policies


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL SOCIAL POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT SOCIAL POLICY
LEVEL OF STUDIES LEVEL 6
COURSE CODE 28 SEMESTER 7th
COURSE TITLE LABOUR ECONOMICS AND EMPLOYMENT POLICIES
TEACHINGACTIVITIES
If  the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
  3 6
Please, addlinesifnecessary.Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSETYPE

Background, GeneralKnowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific Area
PREREQUISITES:

 

NO
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUSSTUDENTS: ΝΟ
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/KOM09119/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the success fulcompletion of the course.
This course explores the functioning of the labour market and the effect of employment policies on it. The labour market and especially the phenomenon of unemployment is initially treated theoretically in the context of the different schools of economic thought (Marxist, Neoclassical) and presented from the perspective of its historical evolution, both internationally and domestically. Subsequently the past and current policies to address unemployment and its consequences and to promote employment are examined. This analysis is done from the perspective of both economic and social policy, since employment policy is a field that unites those policies. The aim of the course is to make students aware of the labour market situation in Greece, the causes and incidence of unemployment, policies followed for dealing with it and the current debate about their effectiveness.

 

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

• understand the Functioning of Labour Markets in Greece and in general.

• understand the way different economic and social theories analyse Labour Market.

• understand the factors that shape the supply and demand of goods and the factors of production.

• be able to read and understand scientific articles on Labour Market issues.

• know the causes and various forms of unemployment

• know all unemployment policies

• to understand and critically evaluate the connection of every employment policy to the various economic theories.

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Working in an international environment

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

  1. COURSE CONTENT
• Basic concepts relating to the labour market and the discipline of  Labour Economics. The laboursupply. Influencing factors, empirical data, reservation wage. Neoclassical and Marxist approach. The demand for labour. Determining factors. Equilibrium in the labour market.

• The phenomenon of unemployment. Definitions of unemployment. Presentation of empirical data on unemployment and their historical evolution in Greece and major countries of the world.

• Integration of unemployment in the basic paradigms of Economic Science. Neoclassical, Keynesian and Marxist approach. Phillips curve, contemporary views on unemployment.

• Employment policy. Concepts and definitions, history. Assigning theoretical views with specific employment policies. European Employment Strategy. The Greek case.

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHINGMETHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USEOF INFORMATION&COMMUNICATIONSTECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
1. Use of power point during lectures.

2. Posting of teaching material, bibliography, slides, exercises, notes, outline and evaluation methods of the course on e-class.

3. Use of brainstorming, creation of working groups during lectures.

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographicresearch& analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
1. Lectures: During the lectures, the material is presented both theoretically and with the use of examples. The lectures take place in an interactive way, in order to favor the interventions of students and to sharpen their critical ability, in which is given special emphasis. 100
2. Invitation of speakers from public bodies and organizations related to the thematic units of the course.
Homework 50
Problem solving  
   
Course total 150
   
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report,Clinical examination of a patient,Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

A written examination at the end of the semester (100%).

It can includeMultiple Choice Test, Right-wrong Test, Short Answer Questions.

 

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Compulsory

  • Δεδουσόπουλος, Α., 2014. Πολιτική Οικονομία της Αγοράς Εργασίας, Αθήνα: Γ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ – Κ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ Ο.Ε..
  • Ιωαννίδης, Α., 2009. Ο Αινιγματικός Χρόνος της Μισθωτής Εργασίας. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση.

 

Optional

  • Βενιέρης, Δ. & Παπαθεοδώρου, Χ., (εκδότες) 2003. Η Κοινωνική Πολιτική στην Ελλάδα, Προκλήσεις και Προοπτικές. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Ελληνικά Γράμματα.
  • Δεδουσόπουλος, Α., 1998. Πολιτική Οικονομία της Αγοράς Εργασίας, Η Προσφορά Εργασίας. Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω, Γ. Δαρδανός.
  • Καραμεσίνη, Μ., Κούζης, Γ., (εκδότες) 2005. Πολιτική Απασχόλησης, Πεδίο Σύζευξης της Οικονομικής και της Κοινωνικής Πολιτικής. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Gutenberg.
  • Σακελλαρόπουλος, Θ., 2001. Υπερεθνικές Κοινωνικές Πολιτικές της Εποχή της Παγκοσμιοποίησης. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική.
  • Ehrenberg, R. & Smith, R., 1991. Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy. New York: HarperCollins College Publishers.
  • Hamermesh, D. & Rees, A., 1993. The Economics of Work and Pay. New York: Harper Collins College Publishers.
  • McConnell, C. & Brue, S., 1992. Contemporary Labor Economics. New York: McGraw – Hill Inc.

 

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