Household Wealth Distribution in Italy in the 1990s
Andrea Brandolini (),
Luigi Cannari (),
Giovanni D'Alessio () and
No 530, Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) from Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area
This paper describes the composition and distribution of household wealth in Italy. First, the evolution of household portfolios over the last forty years is described on the basis of newly reconstructed aggregate balance sheets. Second, the characteristics and quality of the main statistical source on wealth distribution, the Bank of Italyï¿½s Survey of Household Income and Wealth, are examined together with the statistical procedures used to adjust for non-response, non-reporting and under-reporting. The distribution of household net worth is then studied using both adjusted and unadjusted data. Wealth inequality is found to have risen steadily during the 1990s. The increased concentration of financial wealth was an important factor in determining this path.
Keywords: household wealth; wealth inequality; Italy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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