A Microeconometric Analysis of Female Labour Force Participation in Italy

  • Massimiliano Bratti
  • Stefano Staffolani
Part of the AIEL Series in Labour Economics book series (AIEL)


In March 2000 the European Council set out an ambitious target for female employment rates in Lisbon, which should reach the level of 60% by 2010. However, Italy is very far from reaching this target. Indeed, according to the Italian National Statistical Institute (Istat) 2003 official data, only 42% of women aged 14–64 were in employment and less than one in two participated in the labour force.


Child Care Labour Force Participation Female Labour Force Participation Female Employment Rate Territorial Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche Aziendali e StatisticheUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsMarche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly

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