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Poverty dynamics and social transfers in Italy in the early 1990s

Tindara Addabbo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, and)
Massimo Baldini (University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



Poverty dynamics and the ability of the Italian welfare system to reduce poverty are investigated by using the 1991‐1995 panel of the Bank of Italy’s Survey of Household Income and Wealth. Households most exposed to poverty live in the South, have a larger size, a young or female head, with a low educational level or a discontinuous work profile. The dynamic and static effectiveness (in terms of poverty reduction) of social transfers is analysed, as well as the factors affecting exclusion from the safety net. A closer look is taken at the effects of a minimum income guarantee in the experimental phase in Italy.



Addabbo, T. and Baldini, M. (2000), "Poverty dynamics and social transfers in Italy in the early 1990s", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 21 No. 3/4, pp. 291-321.




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