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2019, vol. 66, iss. 4, pp. 385-410
Trends in Mediterranean inequalities 1950-2015
University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy,
Keywords: inequality; human development; political regimes; Mediterranean economies
This article is aimed at analysing the trends of economic, social and institutional inequality among the Mediterranean countries in the period 1950-2015. After the examination of the inequalities in GDP per capita among and within nations, we present a Human Development Index (HDI) that includes a measure of democratic achievements. Main result is that inequalities in income, after the rise from the 1950s on wards, declined from the start of the twenty-first century. Inequalities in HDI, instead, constantly diminished in the period under examination, while a process of democratization occurred. On the whole, despite the convergence among Mediterranean countries, economic inequalities are much deeper than those in social indicators.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.2298/PAN160923012D
published in SCIndeks: 03/06/2020
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