Inclusion check and Activation tool: the two measures that take the place of the basic income – Working note n. 22/2023

di M. L. Maitino, L. Ravagli e N. Sciclone

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After a long wait, many journalistic advances that were not always reliable and correct, on May 1 the Government approved the so-called. Work decree which abolishes the Citizenship Income (Rdc) and which establishes, in its replacement, two new measures: the Inclusion Allowance (Ai) and the Activation Tool (Sa).

The definitive text of the provision is not yet potentially available at the moment, however by putting together the information contained in the press release of the Council of Ministers n. 32 of 05/01/2023 and those of the Draft released in the previous days, it is possible to simulate the main redistributive effects connected to the reform through the IRPET microsimulation model, MicroReg.

The objective is twofold: on the one hand, to provide an information base that can help the debate and, on the other hand, to update the estimates made in an earlier Working Note 21/2023 on the basis of a version of the reform that is now outdated by the facts.

In doing all this, in the presentation of the work, we proceed following an order of priority which places Tuscany before the national context in the description of the results – due to the robustness of the estimates. While at the regional level we have administrative data from INPS sources, relating to the entire universe of citizenship income applicants, for the national level the information base that we can use is the sample data from the Istat Eusilc survey, which imposes a threshold of greater tolerance in the interpretation of the results. (…)

05/05/2023 | CONTRORADIO interview with Nicola Sciclone:

Inclusion check and Activation tool: how will the two replacement measures of the Citizenship Income work? Thanks to the IRPET microsimulation model, MicroReg, it is possible to simulate the main redistributive effects of the reform.

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