Regional Polarization under Transition: The Case of Slovakia

  title={Regional Polarization under Transition: The Case of Slovakia},
  author={V. Bal{\'a}ž},
  journal={European Planning Studies},
  pages={587 - 602}
  • V. Baláž
  • Published 13 April 2007
  • Economics
  • European Planning Studies
Abstract This paper analyses trends in regional polarization in Slovakia on the NUTS II and NUTS IV levels for the period 1985–2002 from the neo-classical and polarization approaches to regional development. Development of disparities in regional incomes was examined via an econometric model. The model was based on extensive datasets from Slovak districts for the period 1985–2002. It identified unemployment rates, urbanization rates, shares of population with university degree and share of… 
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