This article studies the provenance and destination of individuals in mobility, by processing the data obtained by ISTAT (Italy's National Statistical Institute). Disaggregation of the data by sex reveals intermittent labour-force participation by the female component of the population. Disaggregation of the data by age group shows that this situation persists unchanged over time, given that substantial uniformity of behaviour is observed between young women and the female population as a whole. Tournament theort provides grounds to argue that this behaviour is Pareto inefficient because it obstructs the optimal allocation of talent in society. The conclusion is drawn that economic policy measures are necessary in order to alter the gender division of labour in its current form.

Age and Gender Differences in Italian Workers Mobility

ROSTI, LUISA;
2002

Abstract

This article studies the provenance and destination of individuals in mobility, by processing the data obtained by ISTAT (Italy's National Statistical Institute). Disaggregation of the data by sex reveals intermittent labour-force participation by the female component of the population. Disaggregation of the data by age group shows that this situation persists unchanged over time, given that substantial uniformity of behaviour is observed between young women and the female population as a whole. Tournament theort provides grounds to argue that this behaviour is Pareto inefficient because it obstructs the optimal allocation of talent in society. The conclusion is drawn that economic policy measures are necessary in order to alter the gender division of labour in its current form.
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