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Gender-Specific Spatial Interactions on Dutch Regional Labour Markets and the Gender Employment Gap


  • Inge Noback
  • Lourens Broersma
  • Jouke Van Dijk


Noback I., Broersma L. and van Dijk J. Gender-specific spatial interactions on Dutch regional labour markets and the gender employment gap, Regional Studies . This paper analyses gender-specific employment rates and the gender employment gap in Dutch municipalities for 2002. The novelty of this analysis is that it takes into account the extent to which gender-specific education, income, and unemployment influence the male and female employment rates and gender gap. Men and women often do not compete for the same jobs, but rather it is found that high male unemployment has an indirect, positive significant effect on female employment rates. The gender employment gap narrows with female education and in urban areas and it widens with the care-prone age composition of the municipal population.

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  • Inge Noback & Lourens Broersma & Jouke Van Dijk, 2013. "Gender-Specific Spatial Interactions on Dutch Regional Labour Markets and the Gender Employment Gap," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(8), pages 1299-1312, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:47:y:2013:i:8:p:1299-1312
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2011.629183

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    1. Rob Euwals & Marike Knoef & Daniel Vuuren, 2011. "The trend in female labour force participation: what can be expected for the future?," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 40(3), pages 729-753, May.
    2. Joëlle Noailly & Sabine Visser & Paul Grout, 2007. "The impact of market forces on the provision of childcare: Insights from the 2005 Childcare Act in the Netherlands," CPB Memorandum 176, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
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    1. Alessandra Casarico & Paola Profeta & Chiara Daniela Pronzato, 2016. "On the Regional Labour Market Determinants of Female University Enrolment in Europe," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(6), pages 1036-1053, June.
    2. Inge Noback & Lourens Broersma & Jouke van Dijk, 2011. "Gender-specific dynamics in working hours," ERSA conference papers ersa11p1308, European Regional Science Association.
    3. Inge Noback & Lourens Broersma & Jouke Dijk, 2016. "Climbing the Ladder: Gender-Specific Career Advancement in Financial Services and the Influence of Flexible Work-Time Arrangements," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 54(1), pages 114-135, March.
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