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The persistence of income poverty and life-style deprivation: Evidence from Italy

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  • Francesco Devicienti

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    (University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto)

  • Valentina Gualtieri

    (Institute for the Development of Vocational Training for Workers)

  • Mariacristina Rossi

    (University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Abstract

This article estimates poverty persistence over an individual's lifetime, using two definitions: income poverty and a multidimensional index of life-style deprivation. We stressed the ability of the two definitions to provide a generally consistent characterization of poverty persistence risks faced by various population subgroups, but also the additional insights to be gained by analyzing the two definitions in parallel in a longitudinal context. The results of multiple-spell hazard rate models highlight the weaknesses of the Italian labour market, the insufficiencies of the existing social security system and the deep territorial dualism in generating persistent poverty for certain groups of the population.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 229.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2011-229

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Keywords: Income poverty; multidimensional deprivation; poverty persistence; hazard-rate models; multiple spells.;

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  1. KYZYMA Iryna, 2013. "Changes in the patterns of poverty duration in Germany, 1992-2009," CEPS/INSTEAD Working Paper Series 2013-06, CEPS/INSTEAD.

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