Author Archives: Francesco Schirripa

Vijay Verma – Presentation Final Workshop JM Chair SAMPLEU

Vijay Verma presentation“Poverty: cross-sectional, multidimensional, longitudinal” at Jean Monnet Chair SAMPLEU Workshop “Small Area Methods and living conditions indicators in European poverty studies in the era of data deluge and Big data” (Table 2: “Multidimensional poverty at a local level – how to synthetize the dimensions? ” – 8 May 2018)

Download

Tiziana Laureti – Presentation Final Workshop JM Chair SAMPLEU

Tiziana Laureti presentation The estimation of regional prices level: need for comparison and the situation in Italy” at Jean Monnet Chair SAMPLEU Workshop “Small Area Methods and living conditions indicators in European poverty studies in the era of data deluge and Big data” (Table 1:
“Monitoring poverty at a local level – why is it important?” – 8 May 2018)

Download

Monica Pratesi – Presentation Final Workshop JM Chair SAMPLEU

Monica Pratesi presentation “Monitoring of poverty at local level, the issue of poverty lines and the use of SAE” at Jean Monnet Chair SAMPLEU Workshop “Small Area Methods and living conditions indicators in European poverty studies in the era of data deluge and Big data” (Table 1:
“Monitoring poverty at a local level – why is it important?” – 8 May 2018)

Download

Luigi Biggeri – Keynote Presentation Final Workshop JM Chair SAMPLEU

Prof. Luigi Biggeri Keynote Presentation: “The computation of subnational spatial price indexes for the study and monitoring of inequalities at a local level in the era of big data” at Jean Monnet Chair SAMPLEU Workshop “Small Area Methods and living conditions indicators in European poverty studies in the era of data deluge and Big data” (Keynote 3 Session – 10 May 2018)

Download

28 maggio 2018: A framework for policy evaluation towards well-being and sustainability

WORKSHOP

A FRAMEWORK FOR POLICY EVALUATION TOWARDS WELL-BEING AND SUSTAINABILITY

Lunedì 28 Maggio 2018 | 10 – 13
Aula 6 | Università di Siena – Complesso Didattico Mattioli

Il Workshop, nell’ambito del  progetto MAKSWELL (H2020) ha l’obiettivo di presentare e discutere un nuovo framework per la lettura complessiva della sostenibilità, del benessere e la valutazione di politiche.

L’evento sarà trasmesso in streaming. Per registrarsi si prega di mandare una mail a Prof. Federico Maria Pulselli:  [email protected]

Sito Web

Programma

29 maggio 2018: Definire la sostenibilità: un approccio multidisciplinare

Definire la sostenibilità: un approccio multidisciplinare

Sala Strozzi, Museo di Storia Naturale – Via La Pira, 4 – Firenze

Martedì 29 maggio 2018

 

Nell’ambito del “Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile 2018“, promosso da “Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (ASviS)” l’Università degli Studi di Firenze e il Centro ASESD Camilo Dagum hanno organizzato l’evento Definire la sostenibilità: un approccio multidisciplinare” durante il quale cinque esperti di discipline diverse colloquieranno sulla definizione di sostenibilità.

 

Active Labor Market Policies and Transitions to Permanent Employment. The Potential of Administrative Data

Pacini B., Coli A., Fabbri E., Sylos Labini M. (2017), Active Labor Market Policies and Transitions to Permanent Employment. The Potential of Administrative Data,  In Coli A., Pacini B., Stradella E. (eds.) Policy, Welfare and Financial Resources: The Impact of the Crisis on Territories, pp. 163-185, Pisa University Press

Abstract

This chapter aims at shedding some light on the effectiveness of existing Active Labor Market Policies. The main goal of this contribution is to show how it is possible to combine three sources of administrative data, namely the system of Compulsory Communications (Comunicazioni Obbligatorie CO), the archives of local agencies in charge of active labor market policies, and the equivalent economic/financial status indicator (EES) data drawn from fiscal assistance centers. We also discuss possible identification strategies to assess the effectiveness of active labor market programs which exploit discontinuity stemming from labor market reforms. Finally, we use event history analysis to model the time to exit to a permanent job as a function of individual characteristics previous labor experience and participation to programs.

Available at:

https://arpi.unipi.it/handle/11568/868095#.WuGVz8iFM2w

Long Term Care and the Role of In Kind Transfers. Economic Analysis and Empirical Investigation

Coli A., Pacini B., Pench A. (2017), Long Term Care and the Role of In Kind Transfers. Economic Analysis and Empirical Investigation,  In Coli A., Pacini B., Stradella E. (eds.) Policy, Welfare and Financial Resources: The Impact of the Crisis on Territories, pp. 163-185, Pisa University Press

Abstract

This chapter develops a simple economic model to analyze the role of in kind transfers, which can be interpreted as professional care to elderly people with severe disabilities. It is assumed that these people live with their children (in working age) who provide them health care: the amount of health care is determined by free public provision, by additional professional care bought in the market or by informal care directly given by the children in terms of leisure. The choice between professional and informal care depends on the wage rate and on the “productivity” of leisure in providing health care as compared to professional care. Within this model the effect of an increase of in kind transfers is examined combined with an equal cut in cash transfers: this can be interpreted as a generalized cut in pensions whose ratio could be found in a sort of intragenerational solidarity between elderly people with and without severe disabilities. The chapter deals with different alternatives and the conditions assuring a benefit to families with elderly people with severe disabilities, which is such to more than compensate the loss imposed to healthy elderly people. Moreover, the conditions assuring a budget surplus are derived: these stem from the incentive such policies give to increase labour supply diverting leisure from informal care. In order to confirm some of the assumptions of the economic model, we exploit microdata coming from different sources (primarily SHARE and EUSILC) to provide a statistical insight. We investigate to what extent available official statistics help in detecting various aspects of elderly care and estimate a statistical model for the probability of turning to professional home care, conditional on individual and household characteristics.

Simplified Jackknife Variance Estimates for Fuzzy Measures of Multidimensional Poverty

Betti G., Gagliardi F., Verma V. (2018), Simplified Jackknife Variance Estimates for Fuzzy Measures of Multidimensional Poverty, International Statistical Review, 86(1), doi:10.1111/insr.12219

Abstract

In this paper, we present a practical methodology for variance estimation for multi‐dimensional measures of poverty and deprivation of households and individuals, derived from sample surveys with complex designs and fairly large sample sizes. The measures considered are based on fuzzy representation of individuals’ propensity to deprivation in monetary and diverse non‐monetary dimensions. We believe this to be the first original contribution for estimating standard errors for such fuzzy poverty measures. The second objective is to describe and numerically illustrate computational procedures and difficulties in producing reliable and robust estimates of sampling error for such complex statistics. We attempt to identify some of these problems and provide solutions in the context of actual situations. A detailed application based on European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions data for 19 NUTS2 regions in Spain is provided.

Available at

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/insr.12219

Sub-national indicators of poverty and deprivation in Europe: methodology and applications

Betti G., Gagliardi F., Lemmi A., Verma V. (2012), Sub-national indicators of poverty and deprivation in Europe: methodology and applications, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5(1), pp. 149-162.

Abstract

This paper identifies methodologies and strategies appropriate for the development of indicators of well-being at the level of subnational regions, thus contributing towards the incorporation of the subnational dimension into public policy making. Considerations in adapting and augmenting country-level indicators for application at the regional level are discussed. Special technical procedures involved in this process are described. These include consolidation of measures defined with reference to different poverty line thresholds in the income distribution, cumulation of data or measures over multiple survey waves and use of small area estimation methods. Empirical illustrations using comparable survey data from European Union countries are provided, to the extent possible with the available microdata.

Available at

https://academic.oup.com/cjres/article-abstract/5/1/129/326400?redirectedFrom=PDF