The aim of the study is to investigate the presence of “convergence clubs” among Italian regions applying the stochastic notion of convergence. Regions are sorted according to human capital accumulation indicators using the Classification and Regression Tree Analysis (CART). The analysis evidences a strong stochastic convergence process which characterizes all the regions suggesting the presence of different growth patterns. Furthermore, results seem to highlight that human capital accumulation favours regional growth particularly in initially “backwards” regions.

Human capital and club convergence in Italian regions

D'UVA, Marcella;DE SIANO, Rita
2007

Abstract

The aim of the study is to investigate the presence of “convergence clubs” among Italian regions applying the stochastic notion of convergence. Regions are sorted according to human capital accumulation indicators using the Classification and Regression Tree Analysis (CART). The analysis evidences a strong stochastic convergence process which characterizes all the regions suggesting the presence of different growth patterns. Furthermore, results seem to highlight that human capital accumulation favours regional growth particularly in initially “backwards” regions.
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