Gender Unemployment Catching-Up: Empirical Evidence from Italian Regions

11 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2011

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Marianna Belloc

Sapienza University of Rome - Department of Economics

Riccardo Tilli

Department of Economics and Law, Sapienza - University of Rome; Department of Economics and Law

Date Written: December 30, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Belloc, Marianna and Tilli, Riccardo, Gender Unemployment Catching-Up: Empirical Evidence from Italian Regions (December 30, 2010). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3300, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1742745

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