Provincial differences in well-being in Spain in 20th century

Authors

  • Antonio Escudero Universidad de Alicante
  • Hipólito Simón Universidad de Alicante

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v21i49.20928

Keywords:

Regional Disparities, Well-being, Regional Convergence, Spatial Econometrics

Abstract

By using three indicators of the standard of living (income per capita, the Human Development Index and the Physical Quality of Life Index), this article provides new information regarding the evolution of the differences in well-being between the Spanish provinces throughout the 20th century. The results reveal that the disparities were enormous at the beginning of the century, after which a highly significant process of convergence took place, which was comparatively lower in terms of income per person than it was with respect to the HDI or the PQLI. Another noteworthy finding is that, irrespective of the indicator used, the well-being of each province is significantly influenced by that of its neighbours throughout the whole of the period analysed.

Published

2018-01-08

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Articles