Policy to Improve Labor Markets for Disadvantaged Populations

Professor: Baird
Units: 0.5
Elective Course
Concentrations: Economic Analysis, Social and Behavioral Science

This course will cover the following (1) Effects of Minimum wage laws and work requirements for low-income programs (e.g. TANF, SNAP, Medicaid). (2) Labor policies on disadvantaged recipients of services (e.g., increasing disadvantaged group access to high quality health care providers, effective teachers, etc.). (3) Role of technology for the same (job postings/mobility, distance learning, high-tech industries in need of medium skilled workers that can receive training, etc.) (4) Job training programs, retraining for displaced workers, sub-baccalaureate programs (certificates, licenses, apprenticeships) (5) Raising up future industry leaders from disadvantaged populations-policies on career advancement, connecting labor markets to institutions of higher learning where disadvantaged students are, executive leadership, and more.