Credits: 6

Schedule: 09.04.2018 - 25.05.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kristiina Huttunen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Not lectured (2018-2019)

Not lectured (2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students understand the theory of human capital formation over life cycle as well as how families make decision over fertility, childcare and labor supply.  Furthermore, they understand how public policies influence decisions to invest in human capital, childcare and fertility. They learn how the effects of these policies can be evaluated.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Topics in family and labor economics

This course introduces students to wide range of topics in the field of labor, education and family economics. The focus is on human capital development over individual life course. It includes parent's investments on children, child care policies, decision to acquire education and returns to education. The course also introduces students on family decision making, such as fertility and labor supply, and how these decisions are affected by public policies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises: 30% of the final marking
Exam: 70% of the final marking
To pass the course, each of these parts must be passed with at least a grade 1.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

•    Lectures 24h
•    Exercises 12h
•    Preparing for lectures and exam 96h
•    Preparing for exercises 24h
•    Exam 4h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Other readings assigned during the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Two of the advanced Microeconomics courses (31E11000, 31E11100, 31E12000, 31E12100, 31E99906 and 31E13000) and Empirical Methods for Economists (31C01200, 31C99904, 30C00200 or 30C00500).

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course and exam via WebOodi.