Gender Unemployment Catching-Up: Empirical Evidence from Italian Regions
11 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2011
Date Written: December 30, 2010
We study the persistence of the gender unemployment gap in the Italian regions in the 1992-2009 period. Results from unit-root tests analysis with structural break suggest that the process of gender catching-up in the unemployment rates is occurring in most of the regions but at different pace. Our findings indicate that there is substantial cross-region heterogeneity and the resulting picture does not match with that of a Center-North and South-and-Islands dichotomy in the Italian labour markets.
Keywords: gender unemployment gap, regional disparities, unit-root tests with structural break
JEL Classification: C22, J16, J60
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