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dc.contributor.authorVampa, Davideen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-18T08:49:25Z
dc.date.available2016-10-18T08:49:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-26
dc.identifier.citationDavide, V. (2016) From National to Sub-National? Exploring the Territorial Dimension of Social Assistance in Italy. Journal of Social Policy,46 (2), pp. 269-289en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12696
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractIn countries that have experienced decentralisation processes, the role that central and sub-national authorities play in the governance of some social policies may vary considerably across regions. In Italy, for instance, whereas some regions (and municipalities) have been very active in financing social assistance programmes, others still overwhelmingly rely on resources directly allocated by the central government. This indicates that, in a ‘regionalised’ system, the development of a sub-national social dimension is not a territorially homogeneous phenomenon. Interestingly, cross-regional variation is mainly explained by differences in the strength of regionalist parties. The share of total social assistance spending allocated by subnational authorities has increased significantly in those areas of the country where regionalist parties are stronger and does not seem to depend on ideological shifts on the left-right spectrum. Surprisingly, the positive effect of regional economic development on sub-national spending is not as strong as expected. On the other hand, female employment and population ageing seem to explain part of territorial divergence, the former having a positive effect and the latter a negative one on the dependent variable.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.subjectdecentralisationen
dc.subjectsocial policyen
dc.subjectregionalist partiesen
dc.subjectsocial assistanceen
dc.titleFrom National to Sub-National? Exploring the Territorial Dimension of Social Assistance in Italyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279416000659
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2016-08-10en


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