Course Information
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStelios Roupakias
Course ID100001482

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 83
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)533

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Economics of Discrimination Learning Outcomes Βy the end of this course, students should be able to: 1. Report historical and current trends by gender and race regarding pay, occupational patterns, labor force participation, and unemployment rates. 2. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternative economic explanations for gender and racial disparities in the labor market. 3. Assess the reliability of different types of empirical evidence. 4. Synthesize and weigh the evidence as a whole. 5. Analyze alternative public policies in light of the evidence.
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)
Economics of discrimination is a special field of analysis in Economics dealing with discrimination and inequality from an economist’s perspective. The focus is on gender discrimination in the labour market. The goal of the course is to make the students aware of the importance of this phenomenon by providing the empirical evidence of gender inequality and the theoretical explanation of the gender disparities in the labour market. Key topics to be covered: The concept of discrimination. Sources and consequences of discrimination. Different forms of discrimination. Overview of the most influential theories of discrimination with their contributions and limitations concerning the explanation of gender discrimination. Measurement of discrimination Empirical evidence of discrimination: empirical studies show that there is a significant gender gap in wages and employment. Fighting discrimination: anti-discrimination law and equality policies.
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 Assigment30.1
Written assigments30.1
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.ΛΙΑΠΗ‐ΜΗΛΑ, ΙΩΑΝΝΑ (2010) Οι Αν‐ισότητες μεταξύ των Φύλων στην Αγορά Εργασίας: Πρόσφατες Εξελίξεις , 1η έκδ., Αθήνα: Σιδέρης Ι. 2.Maruani Margaret (επιμ.) (2008) Γυναίκες, Φύλο, Κοινωνίες. Τι γνωρίζουμε σήμερα, Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο.
Additional bibliography for study
1.ΜΑΡΑΓΚΟΥΔΑΚΗ ΕΛΕΝΗ (1995) Εκπαίδευση και Διάκριση των Φύλων, Παιδικά Αναγνώσματα στο Νηπιαγωγείο, β’ έκδοση, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Οδυσσέας. 2.ΠAYΛΙΔΟΥ Ε. (1998) Η Οικονομική των Διακρίσεων και η Θέση των Γυναικών στην Ελληνική Αγορά Εργασίας: Η Περίπτωση του Ο.Τ.Ε, Αδημοσίευτη Διδακτορική Διατριβή, Θεσσαλονίκη (σε PDF).. 3.ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΑΚΗ ΜΑΡΙΑ (επιμ.) (2008), Πολιτικές Ισότητας των Φύλων, Ευρωπαϊκές Κατευθύνσεις και Εθνικές Πρακτικές, Αθήνα: Gutenberg. 4.BECKER, GARY. Economics of Discrimination. 2d edition. University of Chicago Press, 1971. 5.BERGMANN R. BARBARA (2005) The Economic Emergence of Women, 2nd ed. USA: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN. 6.BLAU FRANCINE D. AND FERBER MARIANNE A. (1992) The Economics of Women, Men, and Work, 2nd ed. (1986 1st ed.), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice‐Hal. 7.BORJAS GEORGE J., (2003), Τα Οικονομικά της Εργασίας, AΘήνα: Κριτική, Κεφ. 10 Διακρίσεις στην Αγορά Εργασίας. 8.CAIN, GLEN G. (1986) “The Economic Analysis of Labor Market Discrimination: A Survey”, O. Ashenfelter and R.Layard (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics, Volume I, Elsevier Science Publishers BV, 693‐785. 9.RODGERS III WILLIAM M. (ed) (2006) Handbook on the Economics of Discrimination. Cheltenham, UK. Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar. 10.SCHILLER BRADLEY R. (2008) The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination 10th ed., New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.
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