An Assessment of Social Welfare in Spain: Territorial Analysis Using a Synthetic Welfare Indicator

  • Zarzosa Espina P
  • Somarriba Arechavala N
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is measure social welfare in Spanish provinces. To achieve this, we use the distance method P sub(2) to compose a synthetic indicator of welfare for 2007, the last year for which data are available. The index comprises information on different social indicators from various life domains and enables a classification of Spanish provinces, as well as a study of the impact of each individual indicator in order to determine provincial disparities in social welfare levels.

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  • Distance method
  • Social indicators
  • Social welfare
  • Synthetic indicator of welfare

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Authors

  • Pilar Zarzosa Espina

  • Noelia Somarriba Arechavala

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