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Regional Income Differentials and the Issue of Regional Equalisation in Ireland

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  • Gerry Boyle

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    (Department of Economics, NUI, Maynooth, Co.Kildare.)

  • Tom McCarthy

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    (Department of Economics, NUI,Maynooth.)

  • Jim Walsh

    (Geography Department, NUI Maynooth.)

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    Abstract

    The paper explores the topical issue of regional income equalisation using a variety of data sources on both output and incomes in order to determine the degree of convergence at the level of the eight regional uthorities. The inter-regional variations in economic welfare are decomposed into a number of components relating to participation, employment, dependency and productivity.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth in its series Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series with number n880499.

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    Length: 55 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:may:mayecw:n880499

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    Keywords: income equalisation; convergence; agglomeration.;

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    Cited by:
    1. Edgar Morgenroth, 2006. "Economic Integration and Structural Change: The Case of Irish Regions," Papers WP176, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
    2. Eoin O'Leary, 2001. "Convergence of Living Standards Among Irish Regions: The Roles of Productivity, Profit Outflows and Demography, 1960-1996," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(3), pages 197-205.
    3. Walsh, Brendan M., 2006. "Labour Market Adjustment in the Irish Regions: 1988-2005," Quarterly Economic Commentary: Special Articles, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), vol. 2006(3-Autumn), pages 80-99.
    4. Cormac Ó Gráda, 2005. "You Take the High Road and I’ll Take the Low Road - Economic Success and Wellbeing in the Longer Run," Working Papers 200510, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
    5. Edgar Morgenroth, 2007. "The Regional Dimension of Taxes and Public Expenditure in Ireland," Papers WP195, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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