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
Pages (from-to)1157-1171
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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