ME  Vol.2 No.3 , July 2011
Do Spatial Price Indices Reshuffle the Italian Income Distribution?
This paper examines how spatial price differentials affect income distribution in Italy. Established results concerning disparities between the Northern and Southern regions of Italy hold up when adjusting incomes for the regional purchasing power. Poverty is still concentrated in the Southern part of the country. Furthermore, the cost-of-living indices that have the highest impact on the Italian income distribution are those accounting for regional differential in housing prices.

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nullM. Pittau, R. Zelli and R. Massari, "Do Spatial Price Indices Reshuffle the Italian Income Distribution?," Modern Economy, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 259-265. doi: 10.4236/me.2011.23029.
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