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Disability and Material Deprivation: A Profile of Disadvantage in Italy digital
Year: 2022
We provide an analysis of material deprivation in Italy using a dynamic correlated random effects probit model with endogenous initial conditions and highlighting the role of disability. We examine the two alternative indicators, one of material deprivation and on of material and social deprivation, and we offer a subgroup analysis. Our results indicate the presence of true state dependence for both types of deprivation...
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Extra Costs of Disability and Capabilities: Which Policies? digital
Year: 2022
People with disabilities incur significant costs that can prevent them and their families from achieving a decent standard of living. These extra costs have recently attracted interest, and beyond the problems of defining and measuring them, they can first and foremost contribute to a better understanding of the world of disability and, in particular, the relationship between disability and poverty...
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Reflections on the Economics of Disability Based on UK and Australian Data digital
Year: 2022
The purpose of this contribution is to summarise the main findings of a group of economists working on the economics of disability based on Australian and British datasets. It emphasises that for many individuals disability is a temporary phenomenon, with the implication that cross-section analysis is inadequate if one wishes to pick this up together with its effects..
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Some Reflections on Clifford’s “The War on Disabled People”: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe digital
Year: 2022
The review of the book by Ellen Clifford The War on Disabled People (2020), focussing on the UK, prompts reflections on other recently published books on disability, i.e. Ryan’s Crippled (2019), again on the UK, Cullinan and others (2015) The Economics of Disability, on Ireland, and Agovino and others (2020) Aspetti Socioeconomici della disabilità: lavoro, reddito e politiche, about Italy...
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High Inflation: Is It the New Challenge for the Main Central Banks? digital
Year: 2022
In this study, we briefly review the macroeconomic theory of inflation, relating it to the recent developments in advanced economies. Then, we analyse the drivers of the rise in inflation observed in 2021 in the United States and in Europe, and we illustrate the factors that may affect the inflationary scenario of the advanced economies in the longer term...
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A Reflexivity-Volatility Based Risk Assessment Tool digital
Year: 2022
This study introduces a new automated approach we have called the “volaxivity algorithm” to detect risk-on and risk-off signals across several asset classes, starting from observing the relevant volatility indices. The algorithm is based on the definition and construction of a new set of risk sentiment indices discussed in this paper, including the “volaxivity index”...
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The Gnostic Pandemic: Virtual Worship and the Eclipse of Community in the Time of Covid-19 digital
Year: 2022
One of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic is the adoption of lockdown policies by national governments to contain the spread of the virus. The two more visible effects on societies are social distancing and the virtualization of social practices. This paper examines some impacts of these phenomena on people’s religious preferences. We investigated how the shift from in-person to online congregation was perceived by Catholic and Protestant believers...
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The Long-Term Evolution of Regional Manufacturing Specialization in Italy digital
Year: 2022
This paper contributes to the literature on the evolution of manufacturing specialization by analysing a panel of Italian regions over the 1951-2011 period. For this purpose, we create an original dataset combining seven different census data records on Italian industry released periodically by the National Statistics Institute (ISTAT)...
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Preface digital
Year: 2021
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