Life expectancy is falling, Neet is growing: a photograph of Italy marked by Covid

Life expectancy is falling, Neet is growing: a photograph of Italy marked by Covid
Life expectancy is falling, Neet is growing: a photograph of Italy marked by Covid

(Teleborsa) – “In 2020, the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the sharp increase in the risk of mortality that resulted from it abruptly growth in life expectancy at birth that had characterized the trend up to 2019, registering, compared to the previous year, a contraction equal to 1.2 years. In 2020, the indicator stands at 82 years (79.7 years for men and 84.4 for women) “.

Istat, which issued the “Measures for the fair and sustainable wellbeing of the territories” underlining that “in 2020, the indicator stands at 82 years (79.7 years for men and 84.4 for women) “. At the provincial level, life expectancy is reduced in the areas of the country with the highest spread of the virus during the initial phase of the pandemic. Among these, the provinces of Bergamo, Cremona and Lodi where for men it decreased by 4.3 and 4.5 years respectively, followed by the province of Piacenza. (-3.8 years). In the same territories the variations found among women are also considerable: -3.2 years for Bergamo, -2.9 years for Cremona and Lodi and – 2.8 years for Piacenza.

The report also shows that “after a few years of decline, the percentage of young people who do not work and do not study (Neet) rises again, reaching 23.3% on average in Italy in 2020 (+1.1 percentage points compared to 2019). The trend is accentuated in the North (16.8%; +2.3 points) and in the Center (19.9%; +1.8 points). The Noon, che instead recorded a modest contraction (-0.4 points), however it remains at double levels compared to the North, with about one young person aged 15-29 out of three who he is not in an education or training course nor is he employed (32.6%).

Relevant repercussions from the health emergency following the pandemic on job market, “in particular on the most vulnerable components (young people, women and foreigners) who were already starting from more difficult employment conditions employment rate of the population aged between 20 and 64 years on average in Italy fell to 62.6% (it was 63.5% in 2019). Although the decline mainly affected the North of the country, which was most affected in the first pandemic wave of 2020, the disadvantage of the South remains very high, with an employment rate of 48%, compared to 71.5% in the North and 67.4% of the Middle”.

In 2020 in Italy “the non-performing entry rate of bank loans to households continues to decline, that is the percentage ratio between the stock of new bad debts in the year (loans to subjects declared insolvent or difficult to recover during the year) and the stock of non-bad loans in the year, standing at 0.6% “. trend of this indicator – we read – “which at least partially captures the financial vulnerability and difficulties of families, does not seem to be clearly affected by the effect of the pandemic crisis, thanks to the strengthening of interventions to support indebted families, to the traditional propensity to savings of Italian families and the contraction in consumption in the last year “.

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