Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 March 2017

672 Pages


ISBN: 9780199944590

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Measuring Wellbeing

A History of Italian Living Standards

Giovanni Vecchi

  • presents a novel, innovative database, using a dataset that includes around 20,000 household budgets covering the period 1861-1931, and data collected from the Bank of Italy in its Survey of Household Income and Wealth from 1967 onwards
  • combination of a unique dataset and an innovative statistical method places this study at the cutting edge of the literature
  • Method can be easily adapted and applied to other countries, certainly to those for which 19th-century household budget data are available
  • There is a growing interest in the understanding of long-term evolutions in the distribution of income

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