Women’s Labour Market Performance in Europe: Trends and Shaping Factors

CEPS Special Report, September 2012

62 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2012

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Angela Cipollone

LUISS Guido Carli University

Eleonora Patacchini

Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Giovanna Vallanti

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: September 26, 2012

Abstract

The objective of this paper is two-fold. First, it aims to assess recent trends in women’s employment and labour market participation with a focus on the changes in the ‘type’ of occupation (temporary vs. regular and part-time vs. full-time) women are involved in. Secondly, it examines the role played by the interplay of macro-institutional factors and policies and individual characteristics in explaining the observed trends and cross-country differences by means of a multi-level approach. In particular, it questions the role that the reforms towards a model of a ‘flexicure’ labour market have played in explaining recent trends in women’s participation.

Keywords: Women’s Labour Market, Labour Market, Europe, EU, Women’s Employment, Flexicure

Suggested Citation

Cipollone, Angela and Patacchini, Eleonora and Vallanti, Giovanna, Women’s Labour Market Performance in Europe: Trends and Shaping Factors (September 26, 2012). CEPS Special Report, September 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2156851

Angela Cipollone (Contact Author)

LUISS Guido Carli University

Via O. Tommasini 1
Rome, Roma 00100
Italy

Eleonora Patacchini

Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) ( email )

Via Due Macelli, 73
Rome, 00187
Italy

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Giovanna Vallanti

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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