Unemployment by Gender and Gender Catching-Up: Empirical Evidence from the Italian Regions

Posted: 4 Nov 2016

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Riccardo Tilli

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

Marianna Belloc

Sapienza University of Rome - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

We examine the dynamic behaviour of unemployment rates by gender and of the gender unemployment gap over the 1992–2009 period by Italian regions. The results from unit root tests with unknown structural breaks indicate that the gender unemployment gap has narrowed in most cases. However, the pace of catching-up and the dynamic behaviour characterizing the individual unemployment series differ substantially from one region to another.We comment on our results in the light of the reforms applied in the Italian labour market over the last two decades.

Keywords: unemployment dynamics, gender unemployment gap, regional disparities, labour market reforms, unit root tests with structural break

JEL Classification: C22, J16, J60

Suggested Citation

Tilli, Riccardo and Belloc, Marianna, Unemployment by Gender and Gender Catching-Up: Empirical Evidence from the Italian Regions (2013). Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 92, No. 3, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864273

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Marianna Belloc

Sapienza University of Rome - Department of Economics ( email )

Via del Castro Laurenziano 9
Rome, 00161
Italy

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