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Unemployment, cycle and gender

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  • Peiró, Amado
  • Belaire-Franch, Jorge
  • Gonzalo, Maria Teresa

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This study analyzes the relationship between unemployment and the business cycle in the UK and the US. For both economies, a strong and definite association is found that shows that cyclical shocks extend their effect on unemployment over several quarters. This association is much more intense for male unemployment than for female unemployment, although some strength has been lost in the UK in the last few years.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 1167-1175

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:34:y:2012:i:4:p:1167-1175

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Keywords: Business cycle; Gender; Unemployment;

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  1. Dimitrios Bakas & Evangelia Papapetrou, 2014. "Unemployment by Gender: Evidence from EU Countries," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 20(1), pages 103-111, February.
  2. Giovanni Razzu & Carl Singleton, 2013. "Are Business Cycles Gender Neutral?," Economics & Management Discussion Papers em-dp2013-07, Henley Business School, Reading University.

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