Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/235028
Authors: 
Aina, Carmen
Brunetti, Irene
Mussida, Chiara
Scicchitano, Sergio
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 863
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates if and to what extend the risk of becoming Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) has worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy. The analysis is based on a unique dataset from the merging of two sample surveys, the Italian Labor Force Survey and the Institutional Quality Index dataset. We find that the probability of being NEET significantly increased during the pandemic, but heterogeneously between age cohorts and geographical areas. The most affected categories have been young people (aged 25-34) and those living in North-West regions. Females are mostly affected compared to males, especially those experiencing motherhood and living in a Southern province. Investment in education reduces the NEET status, mainly for age-group 25-34 in the South. Participation in the civil society significantly reduces the probability to being NEET. Finally, active policies conducted at regional level are a further educational investment that protect from becoming NEET, although their effectiveness is not significant in the Southern regions. We provide novel evidence to inform policymakers and help building evidence-based policies, tailored on local needs.
Subjects: 
NEET
Covid-19 pandemic
quality institutions
Italian provinces
JEL: 
I20
J18
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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