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Regional Inequalities In Greece A Proposition For Their Depiction


  • Georgios XANTHOS

    () (Business Administration Department Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece)

  • Christos Ap. LADIAS

    () (University of Central Greece)


    () (University of Central Greece)


Regional inequalities are a topic which has timely occupied both the academic society as well as the directorate authorities. The different methodology approaches in solving the problem are offered for critical analysis and possible alterations. In this article, a composite weighted indicator of growth is proposed, which will be used to portray regional inequalities. Moreover, the methodology for the choice of a number of variables as part of the composite indicator will also be put forward. The depiction of the inequalities regards those between the country’s regions (NUTS 2) as well as those between ex-prefectures (NUTS 3).

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  • Georgios XANTHOS & Christos Ap. LADIAS & Christos GENITSAROPOULOS, 2012. "Regional Inequalities In Greece A Proposition For Their Depiction," Regional Science Inquiry, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists, vol. 0(2), pages 191-196, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:hrs:journl:v:iv:y:2012:i:2:p:191-196

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    : regional inequalities; composite indicators;

    JEL classification:

    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General


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