Center-Sponsored Course, Spring 2005

Kirsten Sehnbruch
Employment Policy in Latin America

In every country, macroeconomic growth is filtered down to individuals through their employment. But the performance of Latin America’s labor markets over the last decade is now acknowledged to have been disappointing, especially given the hopes that compliance with the reform policies of the Washington Consensus had generated. This course will explore the reasons for this poor performance from the perspective of employment policy and its links to issues of poverty and income distribution.

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Kirsten Sehnbruch received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has worked as a consultant to the Chilean government on a range of issues. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies.

February 11 – March 4, Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
LAS 298.2/198.2; 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option

This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. To obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative describing your interest and experience in the subject matter as well as your class or degree standing. Please email this statement to Dr. Teresa Stojkov, Vice Chair of CLAS at by January 24, 2005.

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