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Disadvantaged Workers in the Italian Labour Market: Gender and Regional Gaps

In: Disadvantaged Workers


  • Maurizio Baussola

    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza)

  • Chiara Mussida

    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza)


Disadvantaged conditions in the Italian labour market are analysed by considering unemployment gender gaps within the three main geographical areas which characterize the Italian economy (North, Centre and South). We use a Transition Probability Matrix approach to identify the relevant labour market flows which may determine the male–female discouragement worker effect gap. In addition, we perform econometric estimations which enable us to ascertain the relevance of, in particular, education and geographical factors related to structural differences in the overall economy, in determining such a gap.

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  • Maurizio Baussola & Chiara Mussida, 2014. "Disadvantaged Workers in the Italian Labour Market: Gender and Regional Gaps," AIEL Series in Labour Economics,in: Dario Sciulli & Miguel Ángel Malo (ed.), Disadvantaged Workers, edition 1, chapter 11, pages 231-256 AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro.
  • Handle: RePEc:ail:chapts:07-11

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