Decomposition of global and European socio-economic inequalities with attention to their regional dimensions
The paper concentrates on quantification of socio-economic inequalities within the World, world macro-regions, and within European regions. The alternative regional categories are used here instead more conventional but heterogeneous category of individual countries. The relative rates of inequalities are assessed in order to enable some across-scales comparisons of inequalities. The results document the fact that (relative) regional inequality of a system generally increases with geographical scale at which it is observed. Additionally, slightly negative relationship between the level of regional inequality and the level of economic development is found out regarding regional inequality within the world subsystems and European regions.
Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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