The present paper aims to verify a statistical procedure that allows for the transition from aggregate indicators to disaggregate indicators, whereas in this case, the terms aggregate/disaggregate refer to territorial areas and not to categories. More specifically, an attempt was made to reconstruct the indicators of the infrastructural endowment at the provincial level (in Italy) on the basis of analogous indicators that are available at the regional level. For such purposes, Chow-Lin’s approach was followed, and some regressors representing the territorial demand for infrastructure, related to productive, demographic and tourist aspects were used. The comparison between the results obtained through the application of the mentioned approach and the “real” data (available at the provincial level) in effect allows for the verification of the coherence among factors of demand and the real distribution of the infrastructure in Italy.
Mazziotta, C., Vidoli, F. (2010). Spatial Composite and Disaggregate Indicators: Chow-Lin Methods and Applications. In Proceedings of the XLV Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society (pp.1-8).