Five Crossroads on the Way to Basic Income. An Italian Tour

@article{Colombino2015FiveCO,
  title={Five Crossroads on the Way to Basic Income. An Italian Tour},
  author={Ugo Colombino},
  journal={Italian Economic Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={1},
  pages={353-389}
}
The current Italian income support policies are defective with respect to efficiency and equity. A reform must face five crucial choices: universal vs. categorical policies; transfers vs. subsidies; unconditional vs. means-tested policies; coverage; flat vs. progressive tax rules. Using a microeconometric model and a social welfare methodology, we simulate—under fiscal neutrality and market equilibrium—the effects of 30 policies obtained from three basic types: conditional basic income… Expand
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