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Entwicklung der Freien Berufe in Nordrhein-Westfalen und seinen Regionen im Zeitraum 2002 bis 2011


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  • Suprinovič, Olga
  • Brink, Siegrun
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    Ein ausreichendes Angebot an freiberuflichen Dienstleistungen ist für eine funktionierende Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft von grundlegender Bedeutung. Aus regionalpolitischer Sicht ist eine Ansiedlung freiberuflicher Niederlassungen daher in allen Regionen in hohem Maß wünschenswert. Die Freien Berufe standen allerdings bislang selten im Fokus regionaler Analysen. Die vorliegende Studie hilft, diese Lücke zu schließen. Auf Basis einer Sonderauswertung des Mikrozensus untersucht sie die Entwicklung der Freien Berufe in den städtischen und ländlichen Regionen Nordrhein-Westfalens zwischen 2002 und 2011. Differenziert wird dabei zwischen den Agglomerationsgebieten am Rhein und an der Ruhr sowie den übrigen, dünner besiedelten Regionen. Es zeigt sich, dass die betrachteten Regionen sowohl im Hinblick auf die Niederlassungsintensität als auch auf die Zusammensetzung der Freien Berufe und ihre Entwicklung deutliche Unterschiede aufweisen. -- A sufficient supply of professional services provided by independent professionals like lawyers, physicians, engineers etc. is of essential importance for the efficient economic development of a region. Therefore, regional politics often encourage business activities in this economic sector. However, liberal professions have seldom been in the focus of regional analyses so far. Using specially processed data of the German Microcensus, this study analyses the regional development of liberal professions in the Federal State of Northrhine-Westphalia between 2002 and 2011. In order to investigate the impact of the population density three different regions have been considered: the agglomeration areas on the river Ruhr and on the Rhine as well as the remaining, more sparsely populated areas of Northrhine-Westphalia. The results show considerable differences between the three regions with respect to the density, distribution and development of the professional services.

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    Paper provided by Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn in its series Daten und Fakten with number 7.

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    Date of creation: 2013
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    Keywords: Freie Berufe; Regionen; Nordrhein-Westfalen; Regionalanalyse;

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