Events and Meetings of Italian Statistical Society, Statistics and Demography: the Legacy of Corrado Gini

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The heritage from the past for analysing the present
Stefania Maria Lorenza Rimoldi

Last modified: 2015-09-05


In the early 1930s, Corrado Gini introduced two interesting contributions to demographics: "centers" of population to measure concentration, dispersion of inhabitants across the territory, and the differentials in marriages between native and immigrant populations (Metron XI no 2, 1933; Relazione al Congresso Internazionale per gli Studi sulla Popolazione, 1931). In this paper we intend to test the present validity of these tools in order to analyse the current immigration phenomenon in Italy.

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