Disability and Material Deprivation: A Profile of Disadvantage in Italy - Chiara Mussida, Dario Sciulli - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Rivista internazionale di Scienze Sociali

Disability and Material Deprivation: A Profile of Disadvantage in Italy

newdigital Disability and Material Deprivation:
A Profile of Disadvantage in Italy
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journal RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI
issue RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2022 - 2. A Special Issue on “Economics of Disability”
title Disability and Material Deprivation: A Profile of Disadvantage in Italy
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Publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 06-2022
doi 10.26350/000518_000095
issn 0035-676X (print) | 1827-7918 (digital)
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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. Nevertheless, the trapping effect associated with material deprivation increases faster when compared to that associated with material and social deprivation, possibly suggesting that the social dimension tends to mitigate the trap effect of material deprivation. Disability tends to worsen the living conditions of households already disadvantaged in Italian society, namely households with poorly educated, older and female heads, as well as singles and households with low work intensity. This is especially true in cases where an individual with severe disability lives in the household.

keywords

Disability, Material deprivation, State dependence, Initial conditions problem.

Authors biography

Chiara Mussida, Department of Economic and Social Sciences, Università Cattolica del SacroCuore, Piacenza. Email: chiara.mussida@unicatt.it.
Dario Sciulli, Department of Economic Studies, Università “G. d’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara, Pescara. Email: d.sciulli@unich.it.