Course Description

601:558 THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF THE RIGHT TO WORK (3)


Harvey


Access to a decent job or other source of livelihood is recognized as a human right in international law. This interdisciplinary course explores the historical origins of this right, its substantive content, the reasons it has been so difficult to secure, and whether it is possible to devise policies that overcome these difficulties. Designed for graduate and professional students in a variety of fields—including law, economics, sociology, public policy, social work, business, and labor relations—the course is interdisciplinary in its approach and requires no prior course work in any particular field of studies. 3 credits. Exam with a paper option subject to the instructor’s approval.