Poverty, inequality and fragility in Italy. Reflections for the new Parliament (2018)

Marginalisation, inequality, fragility: these are the different faces that trace the identikit of poverty, old and new.
Through the study “Poverty, inequality and fragility in Italy. Reflections for the new Parliament”, Eurispes and Universitas Mercatorum propose a series of reflections on the theme of impoverishment that has involved and often overwhelmed large sections of the population, particularly the middle class.

The text contains in-depth studies capable of focusing on the condition of the real economy of families, to test the sensitivity of citizens, including through the collection and analysis of “historical trends” developed by Eurispes on the basis of research and surveys carried out in recent years. The study contains an accurate analysis of the various types of poverty that emerge in the Country, which are not exclusively related to income, but have a close relationship with the level of services provided by the public sector, with the different infrastructural situations, and with the more or less marked deterioration of the area of training and education. In order to explore the concept of poverty, a number of “indicator” phenomena of hardship have been taken into consideration, which have been widely explored in the course of numerous studies carried out in recent years. These include the spread of undeclared work, precarious employment, difficulties in meeting medical expenses and usury.

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