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Quality & Quantity

, Volume 50, Issue 5, pp 2085–2105 | Cite as

Does flexicurity promote the employment of disabled people? A panel analysis for Italian regional data

  • Massimiliano Agovino
  • Agnese Rapposelli
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of flexicurity upon regional labour market performance in the employment of disabled people. To this purpose, we implement a static model, via 2SLS, and a dynamic model, via GMM-system, on Italian regions for the period 2006–2011. Our results show a failure of flexicurity for people with disabilities in terms of policy, it is important to promote more flexibility in the laws governing the employment of disabled people and in contributory benefits transfer programmes. Moreover, it is necessary to promote policy actions aimed at supporting private firms in their production process.

Keywords

Disabled people Public policy Non-labour market discrimination Empirical matching Flexibility Social security 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economic and Legal StudiesUniversity “Parthenope” of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics“G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-PescaraPescaraItaly

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