Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis



Thesis Type

Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors

First Advisor

Daniel Krymkowski

Second Advisor

Jennifer Strickler

Third Advisor

Paolo Pucci


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


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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