Financial and Social Inclusion and Financial Sector Development: An Outline in the EU28
- 1 e-Campus University, Italy
- 2 University of Parma, Italy
Copyright: © 2020 Domenica Federico, Maria Adele Milioli, Antonella Notte and Lucia Poletti. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The paper describes the status of the European Union member countries, from the point of view of both financial and social inclusion and the development of the financial sector. The aim is to identify clusters of countries, with internally homogeneous but externally heterogeneous characteristics. The analysis shows if social exclusion and financial exclusion coexist in the same countries, considering the development of the financial sector. From a methodological point of view, the research collects and analyzes data extrapolated from different sources in the period 2016-2017 and it is conducted through a Principal Component Analysis and a Cluster Analysis.
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- Financial Inclusion
- Social Inclusion
- Financial Sector
- Multivariate Statistical Analysis