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The geographical concentration of unemployment: A male-female comparison in Spain

  • Olga Alonso-Villar

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    (Universidade de Vigo)

  • Coral del Río

    (Universidade de Vigo)

This paper aims at complementing the approach presented by Johnston et al. (2003) with tools from the literature on economic geography and income distribution in order to perform a thorough analysis of the spatial concentration of unemployment. Apart from using such empirical procedures in the field of labour economy, the paper shows the complementarities that both approaches have when trying to look into distributive issues from a spatial perspective. For that purpose, the paper analyses the spatial distribution of unemployment in Spain, with a thorough analysis of the differences between male and female patterns.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 08.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2005-08
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