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The Structure and History of Italian Unemployment

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  • Giuseppe Bertola
  • Pietro Garibaldi

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This paper reviews the Italian unemployment experience, analyzing in particular the time-series behavior of unemployment rates along the path that brought Italy into Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union, and their disaggregated structure across geographical and demographic dimensions. High aggregate unemployment is a reflection of highly concentrated unemployment, especially along geographical dimensions but also among relatively young workers. Its evolution resulted historically from well-understood interactions of macroeconomic events and institutional configurations. We also review recent developments and reform tensions

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 907.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_907

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  1. Maurizio Bovi, 2007. "National accounts, fiscal rules and fiscal policy. Mind the hidden gaps," ISAE Working Papers, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY) 76, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY).
  2. Picchio, Matteo & Mussida, Chiara, 2011. "Gender wage gap: A semi-parametric approach with sample selection correction," Labour Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 18(5), pages 564-578, October.
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  4. Wolfgang Ochel, 2008. "The Political Economy of Two-tier Reforms of Employment Protection in Europe," CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Group Munich 2461, CESifo Group Munich.
  5. Lars Calmfors & Giancarlo Corsetti & Seppo Honkapohja & John Kay & Willi Leibfritz & Gilles Saint-Paul & Hans-Werner Sinn & Xavier Vives, 2004. "Pay-setting Systems in Europe: On-going Development and Possible Reforms," EEAG Report on the European Economy, CESifo Group Munich, CESifo Group Munich, vol. 0, pages 61-83, October.
  6. Hans-Werner Sinn & Wolfgang Ochel, 2003. "Social Union, Convergence and Migration," CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Group Munich 961, CESifo Group Munich.
  7. Maurizio Bovi, 2005. "The Cyclical Behaviour of Shadow and Regular Employment," Labor and Demography, EconWPA 0507011, EconWPA.
  8. Lena Vogel, 2008. "The Relationship between the Hybrid New Keynesian Phillips Curve and the NAIRU over Time," Macroeconomics and Finance Series, Hamburg University, Department Wirtschaft und Politik 200803, Hamburg University, Department Wirtschaft und Politik.
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