Informations and abstract
Keywords: Regional inequality, Liberal Italy, NUTS-3 employment
This paper provides labour force estimates in the tertiary sector for the years 1871, 1881, 1901 and 1911 for 69 Italian provinces (NUTS-3) at historical borders. Our estimates are entirely based on population censuses that are here reclassified in order to obtain consistent sectors throughout the whole period. We present figures by gender for nine broad sectors: Commerce, Communication, Credit, Public Administration, Army, Transport, Housekeeping, Worship and Other. We then discuss the main trends of the series and provide suggestions for future research.