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Statistic analysis of the socioeconomic context in Andalusia. An approach at municipal level


  • Cruces Pastor , Eugenia M.ª

    () (Universidad de Málaga)

  • de Haro García, Julia

    () (Universidad de Málaga)

  • Sarrión Gavilán, M.ª Dolores

    () (Universidad de Málaga)


In this work we apply the multivariate techniques of Factor Analysis and Cluster Analysis to a wide spectrum of indicators of the physical, demographic, economic and social environment at the municipal level, with the aim of extracting a small number of variables that reflect different aspects latent in the socio-economic reality of the towns of Andalusia. This allows an analysis of the existence of significant socio-economic differences between the municipalities of Andalusia and the subsequent classification of them in relatively homogeneous groups which can serve as a basis for policy development at the municipal level.

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  • Cruces Pastor , Eugenia M.ª & de Haro García, Julia & Sarrión Gavilán, M.ª Dolores, 2010. "Statistic analysis of the socioeconomic context in Andalusia. An approach at municipal level," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 18, pages 107-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0064

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    Factor Analysis; Cluster Analysis; municipalities; socio-economic; Andalusia;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • 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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