Local-Scale Economics: Statistical Indicators and Latent Patterns of Labour Market Areas in Italy


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Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives

BISAC: BUS069000

This book proposes an articulated and multidisciplinary research path that introduces to the potential of adopting territorial statistics, namely those elaborated at the level of Local Labour Systems, for carrying out spatial analysis of apparent and latent interactions between socioeconomic phenomena and environmental dynamics at a sufficiently broad and efficient geographical unit of analysis. This allows to examine in a more exhaustive manner the complexity and non-linearity of several socio-economic and territorial processes and to address the multidimensional concept of sustainability from below. Studies included in this book contribute to an integrated, multidisciplinary reading that covers the three pillars of sustainability. Italy is a relevant case study in this sense and can be assumed as a paradigmatic country also for other advanced European nations that undertook territorial analysis at a very disaggregated spatial level (i.e., UK, Spain, Germany and France among others).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction: Regional Analysis of Complex Socioeconomic Processes. The Role of Local Districts
(Barbara Ermini, Francesco Maria Chelli and Luca Salvati)

Chapter 2. Toward a Complex Spatial History? Tracing the (non-stationary) Economic Disparities between Northern and Southern Italy
(Barbara Ermini, Maria Cristina Recchioni and Chiara Gigliarano)

Chapter 3. Agglomeration Economies and the Spatial Configuration of Local Labour Systems in Italy
(Maria Teresa Ciommi, Francesca Mariani and Gloria Polinesi)

Chapter 4. Income Disparities, Metropolitan Hierarchy, and the Socioeconomic Background of Italian Local Districts
(Barbara Ermini, Giuseppe Ricciardo Lamonica and Margherita Carlucci)

Chapter 5. Industrial Specialization and Territorial Imbalance in the Wake of the Crisis. Some Evidence at the Level of Local Labour Systems in Italy
(Barbara Ermini, Francesco Chelli and Silvia Gallegati)

Chapter 6. Sectoral structure, competitivity and territorial performance: the Italian Local Labour Systems after the Great Recession
(Barbara Ermini, Enrico Maria Mosconi and Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zanfir)

Chapter 7. Toward Resilient Districts? Regional Unemployment Divides and Local Job Markets before and after Crisis
(Gianluca Egidi, Sabato Vinci and Gianluigi Salvucci)

Chapter 8.  A Local-scale Analysis of Unemployment and Growth in an Economically Divided Country
(Clio Ciaschini, Silvia Gallegati and Stefano Poponi)

Chapter 9. In-between Sustainability and Competitiveness: Local Districts Matter
(Giovanni Quaranta, Renata Tokkri and Anastasios Mavrakis)

Chapter 10.  Economic structure, urban growth and spatial distribution of soil sealing: an exploratory analysis
(Andrea Colantoni, Rosanna Salvia and Antonio Gimenez-Morera)

Chapter 11. Analysis of economic-environmental phenomena using disaggregated territorial indicators: the case of land degradation
(Filippo Gambella, Gianluca Ladaga and Matteo Clemente)

Chapter 12. Assessing Multiple Dimensions of Socio-Ecological Resilience in Local Labour Systems: Statistical Indicators Give You More
(Efstathios Grigoriadis, Adele Sateriano and Marco Zitti)

Chapter 13. Conclusion: Local Labour Systems. A New Vision for Urban Competitiveness, Regional Dynamics and Sustainability
(Rosario Turco, Massimo Cecchini and Kostas Rontos)


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