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Monday 12
B6 - Labor market, Unemployment
Chair: Etienne Lehmann
› 14:30 - 14:55 (25min)
› Room 521 - L. Jouvet
The Changing Nature of Gender Selection into Employment: Europe over the Great Recession
Linas Tarasonis  1@  , Cecilia Garcia-Peñalosa  2@  , Juan Dolado  3@  
1 : Aix-Marseille School of Economics  (AMSE)  -  Website
Ecole Centrale Marseille (ECM), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
GREQAM, Centre de la Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13236 Marseille Cedex 02 -  France
2 : Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille  (GREQAM)  -  Website
Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II, Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales [EHESS], CNRS : UMR7316, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Centre de la Charité, 2 rue de la Charité, 13236 Marseille cedex 02 -  France
3 : European University Institute  (EUI)
Villa San Paolo, Via della Piazzuola 43, 50133 Florence, Italy -  Italy

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the role played by selectivity issues induced
by nonemployment in explaining gender wage gap patterns in the EU
since the onset of the Great Recession. We show that male selection into the
labour market, traditionally disregarded, has increased. This is particularly the
case in peripheral EU countries, where dramatic drops in male unskilled jobs have
taken place during the crisis. As regards female selection, traditionally positive,
we document mixed findings. While it has declined in some countries, as a result
of increasing female LFP due to an added-worker effect, it has become even more
positive in other countries. This is due to adverse labour demand shifts in industries
which are intensive in temporary work where women are over-represented.
These adverse shifts may have more than offset the rise in unskilled female labour

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