Aim of this paper is to analyze the incidence and the relevance of imputed rent on the Italian population and its effect on income distribution, in particular on inequality and poverty, both for the overall population and for specific subgroups. The empirical analysis is based on the EU-SILC dataset for the year 2004, which collects information on Italian households' income and living conditions. The empirical results show that adding imputed rent to the definition of income brings to a reduction in inequality and poverty. The main beneficiaries from the imputed rent are outright owners, rent-free tenants, families with older or unemployed head, mono-parental households and families living in the North-Center of Italy.
|Titolo:||Effetti distributivi degli affitti figurativi in Italia: un'analisi territoriale e per sottogruppi|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
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