LAUREA
GENDER AND SOCIETY
a.a.: 2021/2022 - anno di corso: 1
Settore SECS-P/01 - CFU 6 - Semestre I - Codice 10599912
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Programma
Le lezioni tratteranno una varietà di argomenti sull'equità di genere, dagli indicatori di equità di genere, segregazione verticale e orizzontale nei mercati del lavoro; divari salariali e pensionistici; consumi, risparmi ed investimenti; alfabetizzazione finanziaria; uso del tempo. Il corso includerà anche casi di studio.
I principali argomenti trattati saranno:
 
  1. Statistiche di genere e indici di equità di genere utilizzati al livello internazionale
  2. Introduzione all'economia femminista
  3. misurare l’economia non tradizionale
  4. Intersezionalità nell’analisi dei fenomeni economici e sociali
  5. Discriminazione di genere nei mercati del lavoro
  6. Genere e finanza
  7. Violenza contro le donne e molestie sessuali
  8. Lavoro di cura
 
Analizzeremo anche praticamente, con dati reali disponibili, le differenze di genere nell'istruzione; salute; partecipazione al mercato del lavoro; occupazione (segregazione e lavoro dignitoso); reddito; rappresentanza; uso del tempo.
Programma inglese
Lessons will cover a variety of topics about gender equality such as: gender equality indicators; labour force participation; vertical and horizontal segregation in labour markets; wage gaps; pension gaps; consumption, savings and portfolio decisions; financial literacy; time-use; violence against women.
The course will include both academic sessions and case studies.  After attending the course, the students will increase their ability in dealing, both theoretically and empirically, with gender diversity in the socio-economic contexts, and they will increase their statistical competences of data sources and data analyses of primary and secondary sources the phenomenon.
Main topics covered:
 
  1. Gender Statistics and Gender Equality indexes (in the main domains Work, Power; Time, Knowledge, Health)
  2. Introduction to feminist economics
  3. Measuring the unmeasured economy
  4. Rejecting normativity: intersectionality for the analysis of socio-economic phenomena
  5. Gender Discrimination in labour markets
  6. Gender and Finance
  7. Violence against women and sexual harassment
  8. Care economics
We will also analyze practically, with real data available, gender differences in education; health; participation in labor market; employment (segregation and decent work); income; representation; time use. 
Obiettivi
Learning goals:
 
The course proposes deep analysis of the gender issue in the socio-economic domain (i.e. migration, labour, climate, human rights, finance, welfare, etc.). The core issue of the course is the analysis of the complexity of concept of gender equality and equity that depends on the understanding of gender differences in society with economic lenses. The main questions to which the course tries to answer are: are all differences also inequalities? Does reaching gender equality mean changing the position of women, or does it mean a much deeper transformation that includes changing the lives of men as well? Should we look at the intersectional identities that are at the roots of discrimination?
a) Knowledge and understanding
 
After attending the course, the students will increase their ability in dealing, both theoretically and empirically, with gender diversity in the socio-economic context. 
 
b) Applying knowledge and understanding
 
At the end of the course, students will be able to formalize real socio-economic problems and to apply the specific methods of the discipline to solve them. Students will acquire a theoretical preparation and, thanks to the analysis of numerous practical cases, the ability to critically study policies and economic models.
 
c) Making judgements
Students will increase not only their theoretical skills but also their critical curiosity in reading real recent socio-economic phenomena and economic models in a gender perspective.
d) Communication skills
 
Students, through discussions in the classroom and exercises, will acquire tools for critical analysis of empirical evidence and communication skills. They will also learn how to structure and present a research report.
 
e) Learning skills
 
Students who pass the exam learned methods of analysis that will allow them to tackle other economic courses.
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FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:
the exam is written (open questions and multiple choices questions), and an oral exam immediately followed (based on the discussion of the written test plus some additional questions).
FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS:
The final exam is the elaboration and presentation of an original elaboration of a report about “Measuring discrimination in the labour markets in Europe”. The report are designed to help students practice writing, using different datasets, elaborating micro and micro-data, designing effective charts and graphs, discussing the findings, and following current events. The papers are to be students’ own original work. The focus is on how what has been red and talked about in class can be used in order to critically examine economic issues on a gender perspective. Finally the students will make a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation that presents the content of the original report.
The final evaluation will consider the quality of the report, the power point presentation by the student and also the quality of an interim exercise performed during the semester and the active participation to the course.
Testi
The course has different books that are available at the campus bookstore and online:
1- THE UN WOMEN GENDER AND ECONOMICS TRAINING MANUAL (https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2017/un-women-gender-and-economics-training-manual-en.pdf?la=en&vs=5651)
MODULE 2; MODULE 3; MODULE 4; MODULE 5; MODULE 6; MODULE 7
2- Joyce P. Jacobsen (2020) Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics, Elgar Advanced Introductions series
CHAPTER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11

 
All articles and slides presented will be available electronically at the end of each class on the Moodle of the course.
 
Note
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Orario Lezioni
Lunedì 11.00 - 13.00 (RM103 Aula XI - PIANO TERRA)
Giovedì 9.00 - 11.00 (RM103 Aula Seminari e tesi - PIANO TERRA)
Inizio lezioni: Lunedì 27 Settembre 2021

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