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

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Alonso-Villar, Olga; Río, Coral del

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyse gender differences in the spatial distribution of unemployment. Specifically, we explore whether agglomeration can influence gender gaps in unemployment rates. In doing so, we use tools from the literature on economic geography and income distribution and we adapt them to our case. Using data from Spain, we show that the advantage of living in large cities does not affect women and men equally; agglomeration seems to favour especially the female population. Our results also suggest that the female employment premium appears only in municipalities of a certain size.
Keywords gender
Classification Economic and Social Geography; Labor Market Research; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords municipality scale; spatial concentration; unemployment
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 401-412
Journal Regional Studies, 42 (2008) 3
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)