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Social Indicators Research

, Volume 130, Issue 1, pp 389–414 | Cite as

Speculation on a Flexicurity Index for Disabled People: The Italian Case

  • M. AgovinoEmail author
  • A. Rapposelli
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze a flexicurity index for disabled people by using Italian regional data. To this purpose, the empirical results are based on a composite index denoted as Mazziotta-Pareto Index. Our results show that Northern Italy regions show a higher flexicurity degree than Southern Italy ones. In addition, by estimating an augmented matching function, we verify that flexicurity increases the probability of finding employment for a disabled person. In particular, we test that the flexicurity indicator that gives more weight to the economic independence of disabled people represents the indicator that most favors the labour matching process.

Keywords

Disabled people Public policy Non-labour market discrimination Flexibility Social security 

JEL Classification

J08 J48 J65 R12 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economic and Legal StudiesUniversity of Naples “Parthenope”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economic Studies“G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-PescaraPescaraItaly

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