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Distant and different? Lockdown and inequalities in Italy
Journal Title: ECONOMIA PUBBLICA  
Author/s: Paolo Brunori, Marisa Luisa Maitino, Letizia Ravagli, Nicola Sciclone 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  16 Pg. 39-54 FullText PDF:  410 KB
DOI:  10.3280/EP2021-002002
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We simulate the short-term effect of two months of lockdown on the Italian income distribution. With a static microsimulation model we show how poverty and inequality were effected by restrictions imposed during Coronavirus outbreak in March and April. We estimate a not negligible increase both in poverty and inequality, effects to a large extent mitigated by stimulus measures implemented by the government. However, we show that adopting alternative social protection approaches would have guaranteed a more universal coverage in particular for households more vulnerable to economic shocks.
Keywords: lockdown, inequality, poverty, social protection
Jel Code: D63, H53

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Paolo Brunori, Marisa Luisa Maitino, Letizia Ravagli, Nicola Sciclone, in "ECONOMIA PUBBLICA " 2/2021, pp. 39-54, DOI:10.3280/EP2021-002002

   

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