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Title: Inequality and Employment Resilience: An Analysis of Spanish Municipalities during the Great Recession
Author: Geelhoedt, Fabian
Royuela Mora, Vicente
Castells-Quintana, David
Keywords: Crisi econòmica, 2008-2009
Administració local
Política d'ocupació
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Local government
Manpower policy
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2021
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: In this paper we study an association almost neglected in the literature, that between income inequality and resilience. In particular, we explore the response of employment rates in the face of the crisis of 2008 and how income inequality levels may have affected this response. To do so, we construct two measures of employment resilience¿resistance and recoverability¿using data on total employment and self-employment for 995 Spanish municipalities during the Great Recession. Our results provide evidence of the threats that high levels of inequality pose for employment resilience, showing that average income is the most important mediating factor of this association.
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It is part of: International Regional Science Review, 2021, vol. 44, num. 1, p. 113-141
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ISSN: 0160-0176
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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