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How did the Great Recession affect Gender disparity in Europe? An analysis by a Multidimensional Deprivation approach

Amendola, Adalgiso and Dell’Anno, Roberto and Parisi, Lavinia (2018): How did the Great Recession affect Gender disparity in Europe? An analysis by a Multidimensional Deprivation approach. Forthcoming in: Applied Economics

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Abstract

This paper analyses how the Great Recession affected the gender disparity in material and social deprivation in Europe. We propose multidimensional non-monetary indexes of absolute and relative (i.e. using peer comparisons) deprivations estimated on data from the European Quality of Life Survey for the waves 2007 and 2011. We find that the Great Recession decreased gender disparity over all the dimensions of deprivations. By applying a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition, we estimate that this decline of gender gap has depended on a reduction of the difference in characteristics between genders that has more than offset an increase of gender discrimination.

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