Households’ indebtedness and financial vulnerability in the Italian regions
AbstractThis paper depicts – from a variety of viewpoints – the degree of indebtedness and potential financial vulnerabilities of households across the Italian regions. Micro-data from several sources suggest that the financial situation of Italian households shows striking differences at geographical level; some of these differences have partly faded in recent years, whereas under other respects no substantial convergence can be detected. The recent evolution has been heterogeneous for the different socio-demographic classes (income quartiles, citizenship, age of the head, etc.), owing to both demand factors from the part of the households, and supply policies from the part of the banks; the latter in particular changed after the inception of the economic and financial crisis.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area in its series Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) with number 163.
Date of creation: Jun 2013
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household debt; financial fragility; mortgages; real estate finance;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
- D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Personal Finance
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets
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