ILRHR 4635

ILRHR 4635

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The fight against unemployment: advocacy and policy.Unemployment is damaging to individuals, families, and society. Governments around the world have attempted to mitigate these harms, in some countries through generous out-of-work benefits, targeted retraining services for job seekers, and disincentives for employers to lay workers off in the first place. But why is unemployment so persistent in capitalist societies? What does it mean for an individual to be unemployed? What can the US learn from other countries to better combat unemployment and reduce its socially damaging effects? Students will have two options. They can work with attorneys at Legal Assistance of Western New York to assist unemployed people experiencing legal problems, or they can conduct research on policy responses to unemployment. Students will also meet policymakers, human resource managers, activists, and researchers whose work affects the lives of unemployed people.

When Offered Spring.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRHR 6635PADM 5848

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14257 ILRHR 4635   LEC 001

    • TR Ives Hall 112
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Greer, I

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person