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Public Expenditure and Human Development in the Italian Regions
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s:  Michele Capriati 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  34 Pg. 23-56 FullText PDF:  883 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2011-002002
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This study aims to analyze the relationship between public expenditure and human development in Italy’s administrative Regions. The main results show a geography of regional human development which is different from the one based on Gdp per capita. Convergence of wealth across the Regions appears for the period considered, although of a minor intensity. Regional human development seems to have close positive correlation with social security, the environment and human capital, while transfers in capital account for productive activities seem to have a negative impact.
Keywords: Regional development, Human development, Regional public expenditure, Convergence
Jel Code: O150, O180

Michele Capriati, Public Expenditure and Human Development in the Italian Regions in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 2/2011, pp. 23-56, DOI:10.3280/QU2011-002002


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