Thematic issue: The legacy of Corrado Gini in population studies

Foreigners in Italy: reflections on some measurements and analyses by Gini

Stefania Rimoldi, Gian Carlo Blangiardo


In the early 1930s, Corrado Gini proposed two interesting contributions to demographics: “centers” of population to measure concentration / dispersion of inhabitants across the territory (Gini et al., 1933), and the differentials in marriages between native and immigrant populations (Gini, 1931). In this paper, we intend to test the present validity of these tools in order to analyse the current immigration phenomenon in Italy.

Stefania RIMOLDI, Risearcher, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy. E-mail:

Gian Carlo BLANGIARDO, Professor of Demography, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy. E-mail:


Population center; spatial distribution;foreigners

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ISSN: 2035-5556

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