Free course

Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

Free statement of participation on completion

Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling', ageism, racism, and so on. This free course, Economics explains discrimination in the labour market, will help you look at this problem from a new perspective: through economics. You will learn how economists have tried to understand what drives this distortion of the labour market and why women and those from minority ethnic groups seem to suffer the most.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the main features of the core neoclassical microeconomic theory
  • give examples of key ideas, theories and debates in microeconomic theory
  • illustrate a variety of applied economic theories and models to analyse economic problems and events.