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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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  • Michele Capriati, 2011. "Public Expenditure and Human Development in the Italian Regions," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 2, June.
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    Keywords

    Regional development; Human development; Regional public expenditure; Convergence;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure

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