In Italy, informal work is spread out not only across poorer regions of the South, but also within richer areas of the North. However, specifically within the South, statistical analysis shows ambiguous effects of social expenditure on informa work. Path dependently rationed social spending, lower per capita income, significant poverty rate, and stagnating female labor force participation have a bearing on the growing share of informal work. This typically characterizes a poverty trap condition, warning against across the board increase in social spending for social policy reform.

Informal work and social expenditure in Italy: How to exit poverty traps?

MARRA, MITA
2014

Abstract

In Italy, informal work is spread out not only across poorer regions of the South, but also within richer areas of the North. However, specifically within the South, statistical analysis shows ambiguous effects of social expenditure on informa work. Path dependently rationed social spending, lower per capita income, significant poverty rate, and stagnating female labor force participation have a bearing on the growing share of informal work. This typically characterizes a poverty trap condition, warning against across the board increase in social spending for social policy reform.
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