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Social Differences between Municipalities in the Beginning of XXI Century – State and Changes


  • Georgi Shopov


The objective of the study is to determine, analyze and evaluate the state and development of the social differences between the Bulgarian municipalities in the period 2001-2002. the concrete research tasks concern the execution of: • analysis and evaluation of the arranging and differentiating of the municipalities by chosen social indexes in 2002 • analysis and evaluation of the dynamics of the changes in the arranging and differentiating the municipalities in the period 2001-2002 • generalizations and conclusions concerning the state and changes in the social differences between the municipalities in the studied period • generalizations and conclusions for the identifying changes in the social differences between the municipalities in the studied period compared with the period 1998-2000. With the help of a model, based on the taxonomic method, the generalizing evaluations for the social state of the municipalities are calculated and analyzed. The evaluations are based on statistical information for the following indexes: taxable incomes per capita; size of paid social assistances per capita, share of the population in a regime of water usage from the water-supplied population (%), medical practices/1000 people and dentist practices/1000 people.

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  • Georgi Shopov, 2006. "Social Differences between Municipalities in the Beginning of XXI Century – State and Changes," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pages 90-111.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2006:i:1:p:90-111

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    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R13 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General Equilibrium and Welfare Economic Analysis of Regional Economies


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