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Disability, life satisfaction and social interaction in Italy

Tindara Addabbo (), Elena Sarti () and Dario Sciulli ()

Department of Economics (DEMB) from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Economics "Marco Biagi"

Abstract: This paper will focus on the living conditions of disabled people with different degree of limitations as regards to daily activities. In a first step of analysis we focus on the predictors of four specific domains of life satisfaction. In a second step, we attempt to define the different well-being dimensions of disabled people by using the indicators available in the 2011 ISTAT Survey on social inclusion of people with disabilities and by comparing the well-being attainments with respect to the different levels of functional limitations. Given the relevance of social interaction in the life satisfaction of individuals, we focus on this dimension of well-being by analysing the effect of functional limitations on its development, measured by using the observable indicators on the satisfaction of interaction with friends and relatives, the extent of this interaction, and frequency and satisfaction on internet use.

Keywords: disability; well-being; life satisfaction; social interaction. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J71 I10 I14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages 31
Date: 2013-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-hap and nep-soc
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