(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Do “good neighbors” enhance regional performances in including disabled people in the labor market? A spatial Markov chain approach

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

AGOVINO M. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Economics, Univ. “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Pescara, ITALIE


This study examines whether the performance of Italian regions in providing em-ployment of disabled people according to Law 68/99 can be affected by the perfor-mance of neighboring regions. The results show that good neighbors are important in promoting the improvement of regions’ performance. However, the effects produced by bad neighbors should not be underestimated, especially when they are concentrat-ed in an area of the country and show a time-space persistence. The effect of a persistent dualism on the performance of Italian regions with respect to the application of Law 68/99 represents a problem for policy-makers. Hence, they must seriously consider it, especially when regions with low efficiency scores are surrounded by neighbors with poor efficiency score and show an unhealthy poorly performing labor market


Article of periodic

published at : The Annals of regional science / ISSN 0570-1864

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 53, no1 [pp. 93-121]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



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