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Hierarchization Of Counties By Rural Labour Resources


  • Corina-Georgeta DINCULESCU

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


In the rural development policy, the labour resources are a paramount factor for sustainable rural development. The many challenges of rural areas, in terms of social component, require a qualitative analysis of labour resources in order to determine the disparities between Romania’s counties as accurately as possible. Knowing the territorial disparities, the counties hierarchy could help design optimal strategies for their development and eventually balancing strategies to narrow the gaps between them. This paper is an analysis of human resources in rural areas, of the influence of various factors on the employment of labour resources and of regional differences (across counties), of economic and social nature, which are sometimes severe. The paper also highlights the ranking of counties using statistical methods of territorial hierarchization (in terms of labour resources in rural areas, employment of labour resources and rural employment). For a most relevant and accurate hierarchy, the author used several specific and meaningful indicators of labour resources, using a multi-criteria analysis.

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  • Corina-Georgeta DINCULESCU, 2017. "Hierarchization Of Counties By Rural Labour Resources," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 14(1), pages 149-162.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:14:y:2017:i:1:p:149-162

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    labour resources; employment; regional disparities; methods of territorial hierarchization; educational level; rural area.;

    JEL classification:

    • C16 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Econometric and Statistical Methods; Specific Distributions
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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