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A dwindling middle class? Italian evidence in the 2000s

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  • Riccardo Massari

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  • Maria Pittau

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  • Roberto Zelli

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  • Riccardo Massari & Maria Pittau & Roberto Zelli, 2009. "A dwindling middle class? Italian evidence in the 2000s," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 7(4), pages 333-350, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:7:y:2009:i:4:p:333-350
    DOI: 10.1007/s10888-008-9078-z
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    Keywords

    Income distribution; Relative distribution; Polarization; D31; C14;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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