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Flexicurity Index ford disabled People: evidence from Italy

Massimiliano Agovino and Antonio Garofalo ()
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Antonio Garofalo: Department of Economic and Legal Studies, University of Naples ‘‘Parthenope’’

Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 2014, vol. 127, issue 4, 357-382

Abstract: The paper assesses the flexicurity index for disabled people in Italy using regional data, over the period 2006-2011. In particular, we develop a multidimensional indicator of flexicurity based on the Mazziotta-Pareto Index. The results of the investigation show that regions in northern Italy show a higher degree of flexicurity than in southern Italy ones. The low level of flexicurity in south Italy is a consequence of the high concentration of civilian disability pensions among those in working age in this macro-area (passive measure). In addition, the strong link between the flexicurity index and matching rate of people with disabilities undoubtedly leans towards a better balance of active and passive policies, giving more prominence to active measures especially due to their ability to improve social and economic integration of people with disabilities.

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: 2014
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