Economics of Work and Life Decisions

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics of Work and Life Decisions

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EC201 or equivalent required. EC220 recommended.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Labour Economics focuses on the determination of wages and employment in the labour market and the resulting distribution of income among individuals and households. The course will follow an individual from birth through to death to show how labour economics can be used to study most of the key issues they face. Topics covered include fertility & marriage, labour supply, education & early childhood development, labour demand & minimum wages, immigration, active labour market policies & unemployment, wage discrimination, unions, inequality and retirement. Where possible topics will reflect current developments in the Irish labour market.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.