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La vulnerabilità economica delle famiglie italiane

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  • Mariacristina Rossi

    () (University of Turin and CeRP-CCA)

  • Giovanni Vecchi

    () (University of Rome "Tor Vergata")

Abstract

This paper focuses on vulnerability to poverty in Italy. We estimate the incidence of vulnerable households drawing from the ISTAT Household Budget Surveys for the year range 1985-2001. We classify as vulnerable those families with a higher-than-average probability of falling below the poverty line in the year subsequent the date of the interview. By making use of the data in the form of a pseudo-panel, we find that vulnerable households represent a sizeable proportion of the population, reaching 50% in some years. The regional disparities are wide and increasing over time, vulnerability in the South being three times as much as in the North East.

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  • Mariacristina Rossi & Giovanni Vecchi, 2011. "La vulnerabilità economica delle famiglie italiane," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, issue 3, pages 167-181, JULY-SEPT.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2011:i:3:p:167-181
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    1. Andrea Brandolini & Giovanni Vecchi, 2011. "The Well-Being of Italians: A Comparative Historical Approach," Quaderni di storia economica (Economic History Working Papers) 19, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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    Keywords

    povertà; vulnerabilità; condizioni di vita; benessere;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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