Quality of life for children, young people, the elderly: the photograph by Sole24Ore

The second edition of the Sole24Ore study aimed at examining the quality of life of children, young people and the elderly in the Italian provinces was presented at the Trento Festival of Economics. A study that sees the Spezzino ranked in the second half of the national rankings for the quality of life of young people, in the middle of the age group 18-35 and in the first third of the rankings for the elderly.
12 indicators have been identified for each of the generational groups. These are those that relate to children’s quality of life: fertility rate, accessible schools, paediatricians, school buildings with gymnasium, kindergartens – authorized places, school gardens, school buildings with canteen, equipped green areas, living space, sports and children index, students per. class, reported crimes to the detriment of minors. Next are the indicators for young people: university graduates, marriage ratio, youth unemployment rate, average age at birth, total migration balance, outdoor sports areas, youth entrepreneurship, bars and nightclubs, average rent, companies doing e-commerce, rent gaps between centers and sub-administrators, 40. Finally, the indicators for the elderly: life expectancy of 65 years, expenditure on local public bodies for disability and elderly transport, elderly dependence index, home care, specialists, nurses, libraries, geriatricians, city gardens, medicines for chronic diseases, exposed to noise pollution, medicines for depression.

The rankings

Leads the ranking of quality of life for children is the province of Aosta, followed by Arezzo and Siena. Spezia is number 77 out of 107. The results were good in the percentage indicators for school buildings with canteen (18th place in the relative position) and with high school (23rd) on the total number of school structures, while the province in the other indicators is between 54th and 72nd place, with the exception of available schools (104mA) and crimes reported to the detriment of minors (97mA) who see Spezzino at the last positions in the rankings. (HERE the complete data for Lab24 / Sole24Ore)

Looking to the younghere is a podium right inside Emilia Romagna: Piacenza, Ferrara and Ravenna. Here, Lo Spezzino is in 52nd place. Two indicators that our province sees the particularly high position: the migration balance, that is the difference between registered and canceled from the register (12th position) and the number of bars and nightclubs, which is 219.1 every 10 thousand inhabitants between 18 and 35 years. A high value, which sees Spezzino 13th at the national level, although the fourth strength in Liguria, given that in Savona, Imperia and Genoa – the first, third and eighth respectively – the numbers are even greater.
The indicators where La Spezia performance is less satisfactory are those relating to youth unemployment (74th position) and the presence of municipal administrators below 40 (91st). (HERE the complete data for Lab24 / Sole24Ore)

So the point about the quality of life for those over 65. Here the Spezzino occupies 33rd place of a ranking led by Cagliari, Bolzano and Trento. Various good services provided by our province in this chapter: they range from the 10th position both for home help and for the transport of the elderly and disabled, to the 12th regarding square meters of urban gardens for every hundred inhabitants over 65 years (considering this, however, refer only to the capital), which goes through the number of geriatricians (17mA) and the number of nurses (20mA). While the index of addiction to the elderly (residents 65 and over every 100 in active age, i.e. 15-64 years) sees Spezzino in 93rd place, and our province is also 104th for consumption of drugs for depression; immediately after, in 105th and third last place in the rankings, the neighboring province of Massa Carrara. (HERE the complete data for Lab24 / Sole24Ore)

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