Course, Spring 2005
Employment Policy in Latin America
In every country, macroeconomic growth is filtered down to individuals
through their employment. But the performance of Latin America’s
labor markets over the last decade is now acknowledged to have
been disappointing, especially given the hopes that compliance
with the reform policies of the Washington Consensus had generated.
This course will explore the reasons for this poor performance
from the perspective of employment policy and its links to
issues of poverty and income distribution.
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Kirsten Sehnbruch received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University
and has worked as a consultant to the Chilean government on a
range of issues. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center
for Latin American Studies.
February 11 – March 4, Fridays,
10:00 am – 1:00
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
LAS 298.2/198.2; 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option
This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
To obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative
describing your interest and experience in the subject matter
as well as your class or degree standing. Please email this statement
to Dr. Teresa Stojkov, Vice Chair of CLAS at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 24, 2005.