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(Il sostegno al reddito dei disoccupati: note sullo stato dell'arte, inerzie dell'impianto categoriale e incerti orizzonti di flexicurity (A note on italian Unemployment Compensation schemes)


  • Bruno Anastasia

    (Veneto Lavoro)

  • Massimo Mancini

    (ISAE - Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses)

  • Ugo Trivellato

    (University of Padova – IRVAPP)


The Italian unemployment compensation system is highly fragmented: there are a number of specific unemployment insurance schemes with very different criteria for entitlement, duration and replacement ratio of the benefits. Large segments of labour force are not covered, and the interaction with ALMPS is definitely marginal. Furthermore in Italy there is no minimum income scheme for those persons without (or with poor) earnings. The paper analyzes each unemployment compensation scheme focusing on its institutional characteristics and assessing how it works. Besides, it ptoposes a set of policy reforms for creating a new unemployment insurance and benefits system, that would grant income stability during employment transitions, while introducing work incentives, in the perspective of the so-called "flexicurity".

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  • Bruno Anastasia & Massimo Mancini & Ugo Trivellato, 2009. "(Il sostegno al reddito dei disoccupati: note sullo stato dell'arte, inerzie dell'impianto categoriale e incerti orizzonti di flexicurity (A note on italian Unemployment Compensation schemes)," ISAE Working Papers 112, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY).
  • Handle: RePEc:isa:wpaper:112

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    1. Baldini Massimo & Ciani Emanuele, 2011. "Inequality and poverty during the recession in Italy," Politica economica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 297-322.
    2. Tindara Addabbo & Anna Maccagnan, 2011. "The Italian Labour Market and the Crisis," Department of Economics 0644, University of Modena and Reggio E., Faculty of Economics "Marco Biagi".
    3. Stefano Sacchi & Patrik Vesan, 2011. "Interpreting employment policy change in Italy since the 1990s: nature and dynamics," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 228, Collegio Carlo Alberto.

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    Unemployment insurance; Unemployment benefit; Regulations.;

    JEL classification:

    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being


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