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The Structure and History of Italian Unemployment

  • Giuseppe Bertola
  • Pietro Garibaldi

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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