The impact of discriminatory legislation on Irish female unemployment flows

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dc.contributor.author Harrison, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Strobl, Eric
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Patrick P.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-02T11:12:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-02T11:12:53Z
dc.date.copyright Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics 1995 en
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/988
dc.description.abstract Ireland provides us with a unique case-study of the effects of discrimination in the labour market. Since the ninteen-sixties and until the late nineteen-eighties, gradual reforms of explicit discrimination against females with regard to entitlement to and duration of unemployment assistance and benefit have been introduced. The primary aim of this paper is to asses the impact that these reforms have had on the level of female turnover activity in the Live Register. The results show that the reforms may be modelled as well defined discrete shifts in the inflows and it is noteworthy that the more significant of the estimated effects of reforms are those corresponding to those which gave the large numbers of females that were in non-activity the option of entering the Live Register without any prior need of employment contributions. The results also provide evidence of a secondary effect of reforms on the level of female outflows, and appear to support the hypothesis that the reforms have encouraged females to remain on the Live Register for longer periods of time. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Trinity College Dublin. Department of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Trinity Economic Papers Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 95/4 en
dc.subject.classification J16 en
dc.subject.classification J71 en
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination--Law and legislation--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination against women--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployed women workers--Ireland en
dc.title The impact of discriminatory legislation on Irish female unemployment flows en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Patrick P. Walsh (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/politicsintrelations/professorpatrickpaulwalsh/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0027 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Harrison|Michael J.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Strobl|Eric|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Patrick P.|aut|UCD0027


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