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Socioeconomic Indicators for Analyzing Convergence: The Case of Greece: 1960–2004

  • Panagiotis Liargovas


  • Georgios Fotopoulos


The purpose of this paper is to use socioeconomic indicators for analyzing convergence among Greek regions since 1960. We use two alternative approaches. The first one is based on the coefficient of variation and the second one on quality of life rankings. We confirm the decline of regional inequalities in Greece, with the exclusion of the 1980s. Regions with increased tourist and trade activity are also regions with high quality of life. Border regions are usually the laggards of social and economic development.

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Volume (Year): 93 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
Pages: 315-330

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