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Income distribution, standard of living and capabilities: a cross-sectoral analysis


  • Croci Angelini, Elisabetta
  • Sorana, Silvia


The aim of the paper is to investigate how agricultural relative incomes have changed in recent years, since the CAP has switched its emphasis from price support to rural development. The distributional implications of agricultural and rural policies are indirectly evaluated looking at the dynamics of earnings and wages in agriculture, as well as at the rural household incomes described through monetary and non monetary variables, so to proxy their living standards. Our concern is not particularly on the agricultural policy tools, as much as on the evaluation of their end results. A comparison spanning through time and across countries is performed on the basis of the information provided by the ECHP and EU-SILC surveys. The paper seeks to unravel the differences between rural and urban population in the different European areas and offers a description of how successes and failures varied, keeping the CAP in the background.

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  • Croci Angelini, Elisabetta & Sorana, Silvia, 2011. "Income distribution, standard of living and capabilities: a cross-sectoral analysis," 122nd Seminar, February 17-18, 2011, Ancona, Italy 99587, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa122:99587

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    1. Giulio Piccirilli & Nicola ACOCELLA & Riccardo LEONI, 2008. "Social Pacts, Employment and Growth. A reappraisal of Ezio Tarantelli’s thought," Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, vol. 116(3), pages 365-372.
    2. Elisabetta Croci Angelini & Francesco Farina, 2007. "Wage Inequality in Europe: the Role of Labour Market and Redistributive Institutions," AIEL Series in Labour Economics,in: Nicola Acocella & Riccardo Leoni (ed.), Social Pacts, Employment and Growth. A Reappraisal of Ezio Tarantelli’s Thought, edition 1, chapter 10, pages 195-217 AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro.
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    1. Angelini, Elisabetta Croci & Sorana, S., 2013. "Is the agricultural sector playing a special role against the global crisis? or is it the rural setting?," 2013 Second Congress, June 6-7, 2013, Parma, Italy 149906, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA).
    2. Elisabetta Croci & Silvia Sorana, 2013. "Le variazioni nei redditi agricoli ai tempi della Grande recessione," AGRICOLTURA ISTITUZIONI MERCATI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(3), pages 13-32.

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