Human Resource Economics (6385.4)
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|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit:
1. Students will be able to understand the economic principles explaining how markets for human resources work in Australia and overseas;
2. Students will understand the major determinants of employment, unemployment and the distribution of income within a country;
3. Students will identify and understand the major policy issues affecting labour markets such as migration, employment protection, discrimination, and the role of trade unions;
4. Students will understand how pay and incentives schemes can enhance workforce productivity for different types of jobs and organisations.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesIntroduction to Economics.
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There is no compulsory text. The lectures draw selectively from the lecturer's own notes and from the following reference texts:
- Peter Sloane, Paul Latreille and Nigel O'Leary (2013). "Modern Labour Economics" Routledge, Abingdon, UK
- Keith Norris, Ross Kelly, Margaret Giles (2005). "Economics of Australian Labour markets", 6th edition, Pearson
Reference to the relevant sections of the texts are provided in the summary of activities (section 3).
This online unit has no participation requirements but the students are expected to check, read and interact with the material uploaded on the Moodle website on a weekly basis.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums