Keywords: occupational welfare, Harmonised Business Surveys, multinomial logistic model.
The provision of occupational welfare (OW)
measures within Italian manufacturing and
services enterprises is firstly analysed through
a descriptive analysis aimed at studying the
statistical association between the introduction of
OW measures and the enterprise’s employment
trends. A further multinomial logistic model
is aimed at verifying the role of main business
characteristics and strategies on the enterprise’s
propensity to adopt alternative OW forms.
Findings show a dualisation of the supply of OW
schemes among Italian enterprises by size and
area, and greater propensity to provide multiple
OW measures when the enterprise’s economic
performance and size increase, and also the proxy
on the importance attributed by the enterprise to
the strengthening of collective bargaining seems
to be relevant.