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Analysing Industrial Accidents in European Countries Using Data Envelopment Analysis

Eugenia Nissi and Agnese Rapposelli
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Eugenia Nissi: Università “G. d'Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara
Agnese Rapposelli: Università “G. d'Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara

Chapter 5 in Social Exclusion. Short and Long Term Causes and Consequences, 2012, pp 93-101 from AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Occupational Safety and Health; Accidents At Work; Technical Efficiency; Data Envelopment Analysis; Undesirable Outputs. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C61 J28 J81 L60 L74 L81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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