EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

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

Gabriella Berloffa () and Francesca Modena ()

No 168, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: This paper provides a measure of economic well-being for the Italian context. In the last two decades Italy experienced a sharp increase in labour market flexibility and a relative loss of command over resources of young generations with respect to older ones. We include new measures of temporary work and intergenerational inequality in the IEWB, and analyse its evolution in Italy and in Lombardy (the leading Italian region) over the 1995-2007 period. We find that well-being advanced at a slower rate than GDP, mainly because of the negative effect of a reduction in employment security and a rise in income inequality, which was more pronounced in Lombardy.

Keywords: well-being; inequality; income insecurity. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 I32 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2010
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hap
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.ecineq.org/milano/WP/ECINEQ2010-168.pdf (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found

Related works:
Journal Article: Economic well-being in Italy: The role of income insecurity and intergenerational inequality (2012) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2010-168

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Maria Ana Lugo ().

 
Page updated 2021-06-16
Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2010-168