issue of female labor supply

issue of female labor supply
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Labour Economics 2015/16
Assignment 1
Please answer all questions separately.
Consider the issue of female labour supply.
a. Describe how the neoclassical model can explain the labour supply decision of women.
[20%]
b. Discuss how welfare programmes, tax credits, and minimum wage regulations, may have an
impact on female labour supply.
[30%]
c. Discuss trends and evidence for the UK (or for the US). Is there any policy that you would
recommend? Explain.
[35%]
d. Presentation, referencing and self-assessment* [5%]
e. Please add an introduction and conclusions to your work [10%]
*Please list ONE strength and ONE weakness of your essay. This will be the starting point of the
feedback provided to you on your work.
General instructions about the assignment:
Presentation: Use word-processor or pdf.
Length: Between 4 and 6 A4 pages (i.e. Times New Roman, 11 or similar). Use the layout on this
document as a reference point. Pictures and tables are not included.
Marks’ allocation: as described
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Labour Economics 2015/16
Assignment 1
Please answer all questions separately.
Consider the issue of female labour supply.
a. Describe how the neoclassical model can explain the labour supply decision of women. [20%]
b. Discuss how welfare programmes, tax credits, and minimum wage regulations, may have an impact on female labour supply. [30%]
c. Discuss trends and evidence for the UK (or for the US). Is there any policy that you would recommend? Explain. [35%]
d. Presentation, referencing and self-assessment* [5%]
e. Please add an introduction and conclusions to your work [10%]
*Please list ONE strength and ONE weakness of your essay. This will be the starting point of the feedback provided to you on your work.
General instructions about the assignment:
Presentation: Use word-processor or pdf.
Length: Between 4 and 6 A4 pages (i.e. Times New Roman, 11 or similar). Use the layout on this document as a reference point. Pictures and tables are not included.
Marks’ allocation: as described
Handing in you Assignment: Students should ‘post’ their completed coursework into the appropriately marked compartment of the Coursework Cabinet located outside the Student Office on Level 2 of the Murray Building by 3pm on Monday 9 November (week 7).
Please submit also a copy of your work on Blackboard by the same deadline (a link will be provided shortly).
Write your i.d. on your assignment.
NB: This assignment is worth 10% of the total module mark.

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