The book contains contributions produced as part of the research project “Welfare Policies and Financial resources: the Impact of Crisis on Territories” (POWER), funded by the University of Pisa (2016). The overall objective is to study the effects of the economic crisis on local welfare systems, with a special focus on decentralization and policies for which local governments are in charge.
The research activity has a marked interdisciplinary connotation, which represents a novelty with respect to other literature on these topics, often addressed within specific disciplines. The interdisciplinary approach allows us to have an overall picture, without neglecting the level of detail with a strong quantitative characterization and specific attention to available databases (administrative sources and survey data). The contributions collected in this book show a dual focus on both the supply and demand of social protection and suggest the opportunity of further investigating the existence of a gap between welfare interventions and priorities of citizens.
Alessandra Coli is assistant professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Pisa, Department
of Economics and Management
Barbara Pacini is full professor of Statistics at the University of Pisa, Department of Political Science
Elettra Stradella is assistant professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Pisa, Department
Biografia degli autori
Elettra Stradella (Genova, 1980) is Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Pisa (Department of Law). She is President of the “Comitato Unico di Garanzia” of the University of Pisa, appointed by the Rector, working on equal opportunities, policies against discriminations in the academic community, and cultural dissemination on gender issues. Currently she is Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module “European Law and Gender”, 2019-2022. For Pisa University Press she is Director of the Series Genere, soggettività, diritti, where she published the book Le discriminazioni fondate sull’orientamento sessuale e sull’identità di genere, Pisa University Press, 2019.