Economic insecurity has increased in importance in the understanding of economic and socio-demographic household behaviour. The present paper aims to analyse patterns of household economic insecurity over the years 2004-2015 by using the longitudinal section of the Italian SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) survey. In the identification of economic insecurity statuses, we used indicators of material hardship in a latent transition approach in order to: i) classify Italian households into homogenous classes characterised by different levels of economic insecurity, ii) assess whether changes in latent class membership occurred in the selected time span, and iii) evaluate the effect of employment status and characteristics of individuals on latent status membership. The findings uncovered five latent statuses of economic insecurity from the best situation to the worst. The levels of economic insecurity remained quite stable over the period considered, but a non-negligible worsening can be detected for the unemployed and individuals with part-time jobs.

Detecting Economic Insecurity in Italy. A Latent Transition Modelling Approach / Giambona, Francesca; Grassini, Laura; Vignoli, Daniele. - In: STATISTICAL METHODS & APPLICATIONS. - ISSN 1613-981X. - ELETTRONICO. - 31:(2022), pp. 815-846. [10.1007/s10260-021-00609-y]

Detecting Economic Insecurity in Italy. A Latent Transition Modelling Approach

Giambona, Francesca
;
Grassini, Laura;Vignoli, Daniele
2022

Abstract

Economic insecurity has increased in importance in the understanding of economic and socio-demographic household behaviour. The present paper aims to analyse patterns of household economic insecurity over the years 2004-2015 by using the longitudinal section of the Italian SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) survey. In the identification of economic insecurity statuses, we used indicators of material hardship in a latent transition approach in order to: i) classify Italian households into homogenous classes characterised by different levels of economic insecurity, ii) assess whether changes in latent class membership occurred in the selected time span, and iii) evaluate the effect of employment status and characteristics of individuals on latent status membership. The findings uncovered five latent statuses of economic insecurity from the best situation to the worst. The levels of economic insecurity remained quite stable over the period considered, but a non-negligible worsening can be detected for the unemployed and individuals with part-time jobs.
2022
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815
846
Goal 1: No poverty
Giambona, Francesca; Grassini, Laura; Vignoli, Daniele
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