Disability: Social and economic inequality. An empirical and theoretical analysis

Author/s Massimiliano Agovino, Maria Ferrara
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/1
Language Italian Pages 32 P. 11-42 File size 339 KB
DOI 10.3280/EP2022-001003
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Disability in Italy is unfortunately a source of social and economic inequality. The household is the stakeholder who is currently most involved in the care of the disabled person. Starting from these premises, this paper first provides a descriptive and quantitative analysis of the socio-economic condition households with disabled person cope with. Secondly, the paper analyses the effectiveness of an increase in civilian disability pensions, as a policy tool to overcome current social discrimination and to adapt Italy to European standards, in a real business cycle model. Results suggest that an increase in civilian disability pensions redistributes wealth by reducing social and economic inequality between households with and without disabled people.

Keywords: disability, fiscal policy, inequality, social exclusion

Jel codes: J14, I14, E62

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Massimiliano Agovino, Maria Ferrara, Disabilità: diseguaglianza sociale ed economica. Un’analisi empirica e teorica in "ECONOMIA PUBBLICA " 1/2022, pp 11-42, DOI: 10.3280/EP2022-001003