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LISER Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research: Research Seminar

Luxembourg | February 16th 2017 H. 12:00

Giovanni Gallo presents the paper "Social transfers and poverty in Europe: comparing exclusion and targeting across welfare regimes"


SOCIAL TRANSFERS AND POVERTY IN EUROPE: COMPARING EXCLUSION AND TARGETING ACROSS WELFARE REGIMES

RESEARCH SEMINAR

ABSTRACT
This paper exploits the systematic differences in the ability of cash social transfers, belonging to different European welfare systems, to reach both the transitory poor and the persistent ones. Based on Bivariate Probit models and data from the 2014 EU-SILC (European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions), we find that population subgroups which do not receive social transfers even if at risk of poverty are quite similar among European welfare regimes, despite there are important differences in terms of exclusion rates. In particular, under both a cross-sectional and a longitudinal point of view, a common framework for social policies seems to be in place, which tends to exclude some categories of poor (e.g. foreigners, self-employed, employed) and to include others (e.g. elderly, disabled) from benefits receipt.

PRESENTED BY
Giovanni Gallo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, CAPP)

DATE & TIME
Feb 16, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm