Course Information
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNelly-Eleni Pavlidou
Course ID100001243

Programme of Study: PPS Administration and Economy (2013-today)

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Economic and Regional DevelopmentElective Courses216
International and European EconomicsElective Courses216

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The presentation of several topics from labor economics and development economics to underline the interrelationship between human resources and development. Topics to be covered include: The concept of development, development goals, measurement of development. The concept of inequality (income inequality / gender inequality – gender discrimination und empowerment of women). The concept of poverty (measurement, feminization of poverty, working poor). The concept of well-being. The concept of human resources and their importance in economic development: The quantitative aspect: Demographic issues of developed and less developed countries such as demographic transition, population growth, fertility and mortality, ageing population in developed countries, gender, migration – brain drain. The qualitative aspect: Human capital - Education and Specialization, types of education, training and the labor markets: skill match – mismatch, the role of the state. The qualitative / quantitative aspect: Development and health - nutrition. Labor in developed and less developed countries: The structure of labor markets and labor market issues such as employment, underemployment, unemployment, child labor, jobless growth, new technologies and employment: skill-biased technical change. The impact of economic crises and the implemented austerity policies on human resources.
Human Development, Human resources, Inequalities (income, gender), Happiness/Well-being, Poverty
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment90
Written assigments20
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Gillis M., Perkins D. H., Roemer M. & Snodgrass D.R. (2011) Οικονομική της Ανάπτυξης, Ενιαίο, 1η έκδοση, Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω-Γ. Δαρδανός, ISBN: 978-960-402-400-1, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 12990895 2. Todaro M.P.– Smith St.C. (2016) Οικονομική της Ανάπτυξης, Εκδόσεις Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε, Έκδοση: 12η, ISBN: 978-960-418-452-1, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 33155988
Additional bibliography for study
AHLBURG DENNIS A. (2002) “Does Population Matter? A Review Essay”, Population and Development Review, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 329-360. ACEMOGLU, DARON (2002) “Technical Change, Inequality, and the Labor Market”, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XL (March), pp. 7-72. ANDERSON SIWAN AND RAY DEBRAJ (2010), “Missing Women: Age and Disease”, Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 77, pp. 1262–1300. ASHENFELTER ORLEY AND CARD.DAVID (eds) (1999) Handbook of Labor Economics. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: North Holland. BOERSCH-SUPAN AXEL (2001) "Labor Market Effects of Population Aging," NBER Working Papers 8640, National Bureau of Economic Research BORJAS J. GEORGE (2009), Labour Economics, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill International Edition. BOSERUP, ESTER (1970) Women's Role in Economic Development, New York: St. Martin’s Press. CHANT SYLVIA (2008) “The 'Feminisation of Poverty' and the 'Feminisation' of Anti-Poverty Programmes: Room for Revision?” , The Journal of Development Studies, Volume 44, Issue 2 pp. 165-197. DOCQUIER FRΙDΙRIC AND RAPOPORT HILLEL (2011), “Globalization, Brain Drain and Development” IZA, Discussion Paper, No. 5590. DOMINICK SALVATORE (2007) “Growth, International Inequalities, and Poverty in a Globalizing World”, Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 29, Issue 4 pp. 635-641. EHRENBERG, R. & SMITH, R. (2009) Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy, 10th Edition, USA: Addison-Wesley. FOLBRE NANCY (2006 ) “Measuring Care: Gender, Empowerment, and the Care Economy”, Journal of Human Development , Vol. 7, No. 2, 183 — 199 (July). FREJKA TOMAS & SOBOTKA TOMÁŠ (2008) “Fertility in Europe: Diverse, Delayed and Below Replacement”, Demographic Research, Vol. 19, pp 15-46. HAUGHTON JONATHAN AND KHANDKER SHAHIDUR R. (2009) Handbook on Poverty and Inequality, The World Bank. OECD (2003) Combating Child Labour: A Review of Policies, Paris: OECD. OECD (2006). Live Longer, Work Longer, Paris: OECD. RAFAEL LALIVE AND ALOIS STUTZER (2004) “Approval of Equal Rights and Gender Differences in Well-Being”, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 194. SCHULTZ PAUL T. AND STRAUSS JOHN (eds) (2008) Handbook of Development Economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: North Holland. SEN A.K. (1975) Employment, Technology and Development, Oxford: Clarendon Press. THIRLWALL A.P. (2013 ) Μεγέθυνση και Ανάπτυξη ( Α), Εκδόσεις ΠΑΠΑΖΗΣΗ ΑΕΒΕ, Έκδοση: 1η έκδοση. WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT (1995), Special Issue on the Role of Human Resources in Economic Development, World Bank.
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