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Public Expenditure and Human Development in the Italian Regions

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  • Michele Capriati
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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.

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    Article provided by Associazione Rossi Doria in its journal QA.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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    Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0212

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    Keywords: Regional development; Human development; Regional public expenditure; Convergence;

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