Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155690
Authors: 
Michelangeli, Alessandra
Peluso, Eugenio
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] REGION [ISSN:] 2409-5370 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 47-60
Abstract: 
We propose an innovative methodology to measure inequality between cities. If an even distribution of amenities across cities is assumed to increase the average well-being in a given country, inequality between cities can be evaluated through a multidimensional index of the Atkinson (1970) type. This index is shown to be decomposabe into the sum of inequality indices computed on the marginal distributions of the amenities across cities, plus a residual term accounting for their correlation. We apply this methodology to assess inequality between Italian cities in terms of the distribution of public infrastructures, local services, economic and environmental conditions.
Subjects: 
Inequality
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
Document Type: 
Article

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