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To be (or not to be) resilient over time: facts and causes

Paolo Caro ()
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Paolo Caro: University of Catania

The Annals of Regional Science, 2018, vol. 60, issue 2, 375-392

Abstract: Abstract This study provides novel evidence on the resilience of regional labour markets in Italy by applying the nonlinear smooth transition autoregressive modelling approach to newly released data on total, female and industrial employment. Five main conclusions derive from the empirical results. The concept of ecological resilience describes regional evolution in Italy over the past 40 years. Spatial differences in resilience result significant across Italian regions. Female employment registers low resilience dynamics and increasing vulnerability during shocks. Since the first half of nineties national and international destabilizing events contributed to amplify regional divergences. The uneven evolution and performance of the manufacturing sector across Italy provides some explanations on the asymmetric geographical distribution of resilience in this country. The concluding section summarizes the main findings of the work and proposes future avenues of research.

JEL-codes: R11 R12 C34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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