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Hacia una reconstrucción normativa del bienestar: evolución del Índice Físico de Calidad de Vida en España, 1900-1960

  • DOMÍNGUEZ MARTÍN, R.

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    (Departamento de Economía. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad de Cantabria.)

  • GUIJARRO GARVI, M.

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    (Departamento de Economía. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad de Cantabria.)

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    Este trabajo parte de la distinción de Sen entre medios y fines a la hora de abordar la medición de los niveles de vida y propone la construcción del Indice Físico de Calidad de Vida (IFCV), a partir de variables demográficas y educativas, para las regiones y provincias españolas, en tres cortes cronológicos (1900, 1930 y 1960), comparando los rankings conseguidos con los de la renta per cápita a nivel regional. Los resultados del ejercicio indican que en ese período se produjo una mejora, desigual, pero generalizada del IFCV y superior a la experimentada en términos de producto per cápita; además, la comparación de los ranking de calidad de vida y de renta regional permite deducir que, pese a la aproximación progresiva de los dos indicadores, permanecen algunas importantes asimetrías. Todo ello sugiere la necesidad de tener una visión más cautelosa de la relación entre crecimiento económico, bienestar y distribución de la renta en términos espaciales y confirma la virtualidad de un enfoque del desa rollo económico de carácter normativo.

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    Volume (Year): 18 (2001)
    Issue (Month): (Agosto)
    Pages: 157-174

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