Does Tourism Consumption Behaviour Mirror Differences in Living Standards?

Maria Francesca Cracolici, Maria Francesca Cracolici, Cinzia Viroli, Cristina Bernini

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Based on the theoretical foundation of well-being measurement, the study explores differences in living standards by analysing the distribution of tourism expenditure. A mixture of regression models is used to explore the heterogeneity in tourism consumption by identifying groups of families with similar tourism consumption behaviour as a function of certain socio-demographic and economic factors. The empirical analysis, performed on Italian expenditure data, suggests that there are three different patterns of consumption behaviour conditional to the socio-demographic and economic covariates in the tourism market and that differences in tourism consumption between groups of households mirror inequalities in living standards.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Publication statusPublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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