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Statistical evaluation of spatial concentration of unemployment by gender

Elisabeta Jaba, Christiana Balan, Mihai Roman () and Monica Roman ()

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Abstract: This paper studies the spatial distribution of unemployment by gender, in the counties of Romania, in 2008.The Lorenz curve and Gini index are used to identify a pattern of spatial concentration of unemployment, differentiated by gender. Evaluation of gender differences in unemployment spatial concentration model shows significant differences. There is a greater spatial concentration of unemployment for female population. Based on results of grouping counties by cluster analysis applied for unemployment rate, one could explain the gender differences in spatial concentration correlated with spatial distribution of the workforce and the characteristics of territorial development of counties in Romania.

Keywords: unemployment; spatial concentration; gender discrepancies; cluster analysis; regional development; Romania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 J21 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-01, Revised 2010-05
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Published in Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research 3.44(2010): pp. 79-92

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