Quantification and Informative Value of Regional Data
AbstractIn the present the social and economic development of regions gets a growing importance especially in the context of European integration. Linked with that is the request need for a permanent improvement of the regional information basis. The paper analyses the possibilities and boundaries of a regionalised observation of economic activity. For this purpose the district [Kreis] should be a problem adequate reference on the observation level. This is owed to the functional demarcation of the [German] districts and data availability at this level. Under the aspect of the economic production capacity of districts different indicators will be discussed. For some indicators reservations as to their information value have to be made. Especially for such data which are not collected primary in the districts [for this specific statistical purpose] respectively if enterprises are acting multiregionally.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics.
Volume (Year): 224 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (February)
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Regional statistics; region; indicator; regional economic policy;
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