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Is the Discouraged Worker Effect Time-Varying?

  • Carlo Altavilla

    ()

    (CELPE University of Salerno, University of Naples Parthenope)

  • Antonio Garofalo

    ()

    (CELPE University of Salerno, University of Naples Parthenope)

  • Concetto Paolo Vinci

    ()

    (CELPE,University of Salerno)

This study investigates the relationship between the female labour force participation and the female employment rate in Italy by adopting non-linear econometric modelling. In our specification we are unable to reject a nonlinear relationship. This implies that the discouraged worker effect is timevarying.

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Paper provided by CELPE - Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy, University of Salerno, Italy in its series CELPE Discussion Papers with number 97.

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Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:sal:celpdp:97
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