The paper investigates the wellbeing development of Italian regions since 1871. To this aim we use 4 aggregating methods (arithmetic mean, geometric mean, Leontief production functions, adjusted Mazziotta and Pareto index) to summarize 22 indicators over 6 domains of wellbeing from a multidimensional perspective; this approach allows us to assess differences arising from the adopted aggregation method. Over the 140 years under investigation and selected sub-periods we study sigma-, gamma- and beta- convergence and we shed new light on the relative performance and historical development of Italian regions, with convergence occurring only in selected domains.
Investigating Regional Disparities in Italy's Well-Being Since Unification (1871-2011) / Chelli, Fm; Ermini, B; Gallegati, M; Gentili, A. - In: ITALIAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL. - ISSN 2199-322X. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 1-26. [10.1007/s40797-022-00206-2]