Regional inequalities and the determination of spatial structure

Nemes Nagy, József and Tagai, Gergely (2011) Regional inequalities and the determination of spatial structure. Regional Statistics : journal of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 1. pp. 15-28. ISSN 2063-9538


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Issues of spatial inequalities are not just particular and partial questions of regional policy and spatial development. Reflecting on recent or bygone events and development efforts in Hungary, we can see how the aim and idea of the progress and integration of Hungary emerges almost in every period. Essentially, it just means the need to catch up with the western part of the continent both in the sense of economic development and mentality or in the operation of social institutions (in a ‘European’ way - Europe means of course here Western Europe). Hungary’s lag is factual in every respect, even without idealising the characteristics of the core areas of the continent. Up to date and current knowledge of the nature of these inequalities is necessary to help regional political decisions. Moreover, for these issues, it may well be worth considering new techniques and perspectives, which could lead to new relevant findings. The aim of this paper is to present some actual connections of the Hungarian spatial structure and the characteristics of spatial inequalities. For this, it uses the statistical information background and analytical set of tools already proven in former research - also evaluated in the preliminaries (Nemes Nagy 1987, 2005). Moreover, the study illustrates the use of some representational methods and modelling of spatial interactions in answering different questions regarding spatial inequalities

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography / gazdasági-társadalmi földrajz
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
Depositing User: xPéter xKolozsi
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 06:45
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 11:55

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