Risk of poverty in Southern Europe

Chiara Mussida, Maria Laura Parisi

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We analyze whether the risk of poverty deteriorates with the crisis in France, Greece, Italy and Spain, for different categories of households, individual features and policy instruments, such as the regional European Structural Funds. We find that the impact of the economic recession was heterogeneous, deteriorating the status of temporary workers, selfemployed, single and female‐headed households, while the risk of poverty decreased relatively for larger households with dependent children and elderly members. We also find that targeted funds toward human capital investment are associated to decreasing the risk of poverty, but the crisis slowed down their effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-315
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • European Structural Funds, risk of poverty, Southern Europe

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