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Economic well-being in Italy: The role of income insecurity and intergenerational inequality

Gabriella Berloffa () and Francesca Modena ()

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2012, vol. 81, issue 3, 751-765

Abstract: This paper argues that the evaluation of a society's economic well-being should account for the employment risk associated with being a temporary worker and for the relative income loss of young generations with respect to older ones. We show that the inclusion of new measures of both these aspects in the IEWB almost halves economic well-being growth rates in Italy over the 1995–2007 period, with a larger reduction in Lombardy (the leading Italian region), where the incidence of the private sector is higher. In both areas well-being advanced at a significantly lower rate than GDP.

Keywords: Well-being; Inequality; Income insecurity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 I32 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2010.12.022

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