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Problems of the Underdeveloped Regions of Italy

  • Francesco Vito
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Part of the International Economic Association Conference Volumes, Numbers 1–50 book series (IEA)

Abstract

Interregional differences in the standard of living are a common feature of all nations, even the most industrialised. Historical experience shows that in the latter they are less pronounced than in underdeveloped countries. They are at the same time less acutely felt and less likely to arouse political pressures for the obvious reason that the per capita income of the backward regions in an advanced economy, though lower as compared with more advanced areas or the national average, is nonetheless sufficient, in absolute terms, to assure a satisfactory standard of living.

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Capita Income EUROPEAN Economic Community Public Enterprise External Economy Depressed Area 
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Notes

  1. Interregional differences in the standard of living are a common feature of all nations, even the most industrialised. Historical experience shows that in the latter they are less pronounced than in underdeveloped countries. They are at the same time less acutely felt and less likely to arouse political pressures for the obvious reason that the per capita income of the backward regions in an advanced economy, though lower as compared with more advanced areas or the national average, is nonetheless sufficient, in absolute terms, to assure a satisfactory standard of living.Google Scholar
  2. All the participants at the conference who enjoyed Professor Vito’s vigorous and well-argued contributions to its papers and discussions will greatly regret his sudden death in the midst of his work only a few months later, and before this paper — one of the last of his writings on economics — could be published.Google Scholar
  3. Source: Istituto Centrale di Statistica, Indagini campionarie sulle forze di lavoro. Results in Annuario statistico de lavoro e delia emigrazione, 1966.Google Scholar
  4. Source: Comitato dei Ministri per il Mezzogiorno, Relazione sulla attività di coordinamento (30 aprile 1966) cap. i.Google Scholar
  5. Source: Ministero del Bilancio, Relazione generale sulla situazione economica del paese (1959, 1964, 1966).Google Scholar
  6. Source: Comitato dei Ministri per il Mezzogiorno, Relazione sulla attività di coordinamento (30 aprile 1966) cap. iv.Google Scholar
  7. Source: ibid.Google Scholar
  8. Source: ibid.Google Scholar
  9. Source: Ministero del Bilancio, Relazione generale sulla situazione economica del paese (31 marzo 1965).Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Vito
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  1. 1.Università Cattolica del S. CuoreMilanItaly

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