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Analysing Industrial Accidents in European Countries Using Data Envelopment Analysis

In: Social Exclusion. Short and Long Term Causes and Consequences


  • Eugenia Nissi

    (Università “G. d'Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara)

  • Agnese Rapposelli

    (Università “G. d'Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara)


There has been increasing interest in improving working conditions and in reducing occupational accidents and diseases in the European Union. This paper examines the performance of fifteen European countries, in respect to this issue, in three economic sectors - manufacturing, construction and distribution trades - by means of the non-parametric approach to efficiency measurement, represented by Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). A linear programming framework is therefore used to construct a production frontier which allows measurement of relative efficiency among national institutions in the sample considered.

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  • Eugenia Nissi & Agnese Rapposelli, 2012. "Analysing Industrial Accidents in European Countries Using Data Envelopment Analysis," AIEL Series in Labour Economics,in: Giuliana Parodi & Dario Sciulli (ed.), Social Exclusion. Short and Long Term Causes and Consequences, edition 1, chapter 5, pages 93-101 AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro.
  • Handle: RePEc:ail:chapts:05-05

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    Occupational Safety and Health; Accidents At Work; Technical Efficiency; Data Envelopment Analysis; Undesirable Outputs.;

    JEL classification:

    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • L74 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Construction
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis


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