Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Honors College Thesis

Department

Sociology

Type of Thesis

Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors

First Advisor

Daniel Krymkowski

Second Advisor

Jennifer Strickler

Third Advisor

Paolo Pucci

Keywords

Inequality, Italy, Multiple Regression, Regions, Labor Force, Culture

Abstract

This paper analyzes data from the International Social Survey Program’s 2009 Social Inequality Survey in order to explain the contemporary economic inequality between the macro-regions of Italy. Economic inequality will be measured by household income. I use multiple regression analysis to first determine the degree of the regional disparity and then to determine what factors explain that inequality. My overall findings from this analysis are that while all of these variables contribute to household income inequality, it is difficult to pinpoint a consistent factor affecting household income inequality across all of the regions.

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