Statistical assessment of regional wealth inequalities: the Italian case

Statistical assessment of regional wealth inequalities: the Italian case This paper discusses region wealth size distributions, through their member cities aggregated tax income. As an illustration, the official data of the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance has been considered, for all Italian municipalities, over the period 2007–2011. Yearly data of the aggregated tax income is transformed into a few indicators: the Gini, Theil, and Herfindahl–Hirschman indices. On one hand, the relative interest of each index is discussed. On the other hand, numerical results confirm that Italy is divided into very different regional realities, a few which are specifically outlined. This shows the interest of transforming data in an adequate manner and of comparing such indices. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Statistical assessment of regional wealth inequalities: the Italian case

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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Social Sciences, general; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
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0033-5177
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1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-014-0111-y
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Abstract

This paper discusses region wealth size distributions, through their member cities aggregated tax income. As an illustration, the official data of the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance has been considered, for all Italian municipalities, over the period 2007–2011. Yearly data of the aggregated tax income is transformed into a few indicators: the Gini, Theil, and Herfindahl–Hirschman indices. On one hand, the relative interest of each index is discussed. On the other hand, numerical results confirm that Italy is divided into very different regional realities, a few which are specifically outlined. This shows the interest of transforming data in an adequate manner and of comparing such indices.

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Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 15, 2014

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