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Convergence analysis in terms of quality of life in the urban systems of the Barcelona province, 1991-2000

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  • Vicente Royuela
  • Manuel Artis

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Royuela V. and Artis M. (2006) Convergence analysis in terms of quality of life in the urban systems of the Barcelona province, 1991-2000, Regional Studies 40, 485-492. The economic convergence between regions or countries has been extensively analysed in the literature. These areas have also been compared in terms of quality of life, and specific variables have been used to analyse convergence. Nevertheless, only a few studies have analysed the convergence of countries in terms of a set of quality-of-life variables. This paper assumes that individual well-being depends upon several quality-of-life factors and that convergence across the territory is as important at the local level as at the regional or national levels. It analyses the particular case of the urban systems of the Barcelona province, Spain. The results show that overall convergence does not have to exist in all three considered components of quality of life, and that their dynamic is more complex than a basic univariate economic wealth analysis. Royuela V. et Artis M. (2006) L'analyse de convergence en termes de la qualite de la vie dans les systemes urbains de la province de Barcelone, 1991-2000, Regional Studies 40, 485-492. Dans la documentation, on a approfondi la convergence economique des regions et des pays. Aussi a-t-on compare ces domaines en termes de la qualite de la vie, et on a employe des variables specifiques afin d'analyser la convergence. Neanmoins, rares sont les etudes qui ont analyse la convergence des pays en termes d'un ensemble de variables relatives a la qualite de la vie. Dans cet article, on suppose que le bien-etre de l'individu depend de plusieurs facteurs relatifs a la qualite de la vie et que la convergence a travers le pays s'avere aussi importante sur le plan local qu'elle ne l'est au niveau regional et a l'echelle nationale. En particulier, on analyse les systemes urbains de la province de Barcelone (en Espagne). Les derniers resultats montrent que la convergence globale ne devrait pas exister pour tous les trois composants de la qualite de la vie en question, et que leur dynamique s'avere plus complexe qu'une simple analyse de la richesse economique a une variable. Qualite de la vie, Convergence, Economie urbaine Royuela V. und Artis M. (2006) Konvergenzanalyse betreffl Lebensqualitat in den stadtischen Systemen der Provinz Barcelona im Zeitraum 1991-2000, Regional Studies 40, 485-492. Die wirtschaftliche Konvergenz von Regionen und Landern ist in der Literatur ausgiebig analysiert worden. Diese Gebiete sind auch in Bezug auf Lebensqualitat verglichen worden, und spezifische Variablen sind zur Analyse von Konvergenz benutzt worden. Nichtsdestoweniger haben nur wenige Untersuchungen die Konvergenz von Landern als eine Reihe von Variablen der Lebensqualitat analysiert. In diesem Aufsatz geht man davon aus, dass individuelles Wohlergehen von mehreren Lebensqualitatsfaktoren abhangt, und dass Konvergenz des ganzen Landes auf Ortsebene ebenso wichtig ist wie auf regionaler oder uberregionaler Ebene. Der Fall der stadtischen Systeme der spanischen Provinz Barcelona wird besonders zur Analysierung herausgegrifflen. Die Endergebnisse zeigen, dass Gesamtkonvergenz nicht in allen der drei hier in Betracht gezogenen Komponenten der Lebensqualitat auftreten muss, und dass ihre Dynamik komplexerer Natur ist als eine einfach variable Grundanalyse wirtschaftlichen Wohlstandes. Lebensqualitat, Konvergenz, stadtische Wirtschaftwesen Royuela V. y Artis M. (2006) Analisis de convergencia en terminos de calidad de vida en los sistemas urbanos de la provincia de Barcelona, 1991-2000, Regional Studies 40, 485-492. La convergencia economica entre regiones o paises ha sido analizada ampliamente en publicaciones especializadas. Estas areas tambien se han comparado desde el punto de vista de la calidad de vida y se han utilizado variables concretas para analizar la convergencia. Sin embargo, la convergencia de los paises solo ha sido analizada en unos pocos estudios en funcion de variables relacionadas con la calidad de vida. En este ensayo suponemos que el bienestar individual depende de varios factores de la calidad de vida y que la convergencia en todo el territorio es tan importante en el ambito local como el regional o el nacional. Aqui analizamos el caso particular de los sistemas urbanos en la provincia de Barcelona. El resultado final indica que la convergencia no tiene por que existir en las tres componentes que se estudian sobre la calidad de vida y que su dinamica es mas compleja que un simple analisis univariante de la riqueza economica. Calidad de vida, Convergencia, Economia urbana

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Volume (Year): 40 (2006)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 485-492

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Keywords: Quality of life; Convergence; Urban economics;

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  1. Vicente Royuela & Gustavo Adolfo García, 2010. "Economic and social convergence in Colombia," IREA Working Papers 201014, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Sep 2010.

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