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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Causes and Consequences of Unemployment

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Causes and Consequences of Unemployment

In this teaching exercise students will extend the conventional economic framework for analyzing the causes and consequences of unemployment to incorporate insight from psychologists and sociologists. Thus, the exercise adopts the hierarchical approach to interdisciplinary learning. Students will explore theories from psychologists and sociologists that link joblessness to emotional well-being and discover how economists then connect the...

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