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Does Cooperation among Institutions Foster Migrants Inclusion? Evidence from a Case-Study on Financial Literacy in Italy

Samuel Nocito () and Alessandra Venturini
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Samuel Nocito: Department of Social Sciences and Economics, Sapienza University of Rome

No 10/22, Working Papers from Sapienza University of Rome, DISS

Abstract: We investigate an Italian case study (project “Welcome-ED”) of cooperation between private institutions and local migrant centers - administratively defined as cooperatives, non-profit associations, and public educational centers - to promote the inclusion of migrants through the provision of a financial literacy course. We find that the course has effectively improved migrants’ financial literacy and it also mitigates initial differences in knowledge due to individual characteristics. Moreover, we find heterogeneous effects among different local center types with stronger improving effects for individuals coming from cooperatives and non-profit associations. This result strengthens the importance of the cooperation between private institutions, cooperatives, and local associations to achieve inclusion policy goals.

Keywords: D14; L30; J15; P13. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C3 C31 O12 Q12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-fle, nep-mig and nep-ure
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