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

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  • Olga Alonso-Villar

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  • Coral del Río

    (Universidade de Vigo)

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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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  • Olga Alonso-Villar & Coral del Río, 2005. "The geographical concentration of unemployment: A male-female comparison in Spain," Working Papers 08, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
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    1. Jaba, Elisabeta & Balan, Christiana & Roman, Mihai & Roman, Monica, 2010. "Statistical evaluation of spatial concentration of unemployment by gender," MPRA Paper 25161, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised May 2010.
    2. Ana Viñuela‐Jiménez & Fernando Rubiera‐Morollón & Begoña Cueto, 2010. "An Analysis of Urban Size and Territorial Location Effects on Employment Probabilities: The Spanish Case," Growth and Change, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(4), pages 495-519, December.
    3. Philip Arestis & Ana Rosa González-Martínez, 2015. "Is Job Insecurity a Driver of the Housing Cycle? Some Evidence in the Spanish Case," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, pages 1-14.

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