Keywords: equitable and sustainable well-being, territorial analysis, Bes, individualwee- being.
During the last two years Istat and Cnel carried out an inter-institutional initiative
for the definition of a measurement system of Equitable and Sustainable Well-being
(called Bes after the Italian acronym). The initiative included all relevant stakeholders
including the social partners, civil society organizations and scientific experts.
«Bes» is composed by 134 indicators grouped into 12 domains. This paper
offers a territorial analysis of the twelve domains highlighting differences among
regions and among the different parts of the country. Bes' indicators confirm a gap
between the north and the south of Italy under all twelve domains, with the exceptions
of few environmental and security aspects which show a more articulated
framework. The gap is particularly relevant for the economic and employment
elements which due to the current economic crisis are diverging further. Less well
known gaps are those referring to health conditions and social relationships, two
aspects which proved to be very relevant as determinants of individual well-being.