Thinking Space Paper No.34: Italy’s citizens’income scheme

This Thinking Space paper reviews the so-called Reddito di Cittadinanza; a fairly new reform rolled out in Italy in March 2019, which consists of a poor minimum income scheme conditional to work. While the most critical objective of this intervention is lifting people out of poverty through financial benefits, the fact that the scheme includes an employment
insertion path for those who can work could have significant consequences on the Italian labor market.