Gender unemployment dynamics in six European countries
AbstractThe paper investigates unemployment dynamics in six European countries with a particular focus on the gender dimension. Applying a recently established methodology on widely available LFS annual data it calculates the job finding and separation rates and estimates their relative contributions to the fluctuations of male and female unemployment rates. It finds that gender differences in the separation rate explain both the determination and the evolution of the gender unemployment gap. It attributes these differences to female attachment to the labour force.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1010.
Date of creation: 30 Aug 2010
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Gender unemployment gap; labour market flows;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies
- E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
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- NEP-ALL-2010-09-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2010-09-18 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-LAB-2010-09-18 (Labour Economics)
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