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Speculation on a Flexicurity Index for Disabled People: The Italian Case

Massimiliano Agovino and A. Rapposelli ()
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A. Rapposelli: “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara

Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2017, vol. 130, issue 1, No 20, 389-414

Abstract: Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze a flexicurity index for disabled people by using Italian regional data. To this purpose, the empirical results are based on a composite index denoted as Mazziotta-Pareto Index. Our results show that Northern Italy regions show a higher flexicurity degree than Southern Italy ones. In addition, by estimating an augmented matching function, we verify that flexicurity increases the probability of finding employment for a disabled person. In particular, we test that the flexicurity indicator that gives more weight to the economic independence of disabled people represents the indicator that most favors the labour matching process.

Keywords: Disabled people; Public policy; Non-labour market discrimination; Flexibility; Social security (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J08 J48 J65 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-1181-5

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