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Differing development paths of spatial income inequalities after the political transition — by the example of Hungary and its regions

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  • János Pénzes

    () (Department of Social Geography and Regional Development Planning, University of Debrecen)

  • Zoltán Bujdosó

    () (Regional Development and Foreign Languages, Károly Róbert University College)

  • Lóránt Dávid

    () (Eszterházy Károly University College)

  • Zsolt Radics

    () (Department of Social Geography and Regional Development Planning, University of Debrecen)

  • Gábor Kozma

    () (Department of Social Geography and Regional Development Planning, University of Debrecen)

Abstract

The debate about trends and changes is a topical issue today regarding the current financial and economic crisis. Hungary delimited seven NUTS-2 planning-statistical regions with the less developed Northern Great Plain region and the top ranking Western Transdanubia. The study deals with the developing path of spatial income inequalities with the methods of Hoover index and the logarithmic standard deviation. The decay and the growth of inequalities were significantly higher in the case of the underdeveloped territories. Developed areas faced a moderate increase concerning their inequalities and these microregions were able to attract new investments and restructure their economy.

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  • János Pénzes & Zoltán Bujdosó & Lóránt Dávid & Zsolt Radics & Gábor Kozma, 2014. "Differing development paths of spatial income inequalities after the political transition — by the example of Hungary and its regions," Economy of region, Centre for Economic Security, Institute of Economics of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, vol. 1(1), pages 73-84.
  • Handle: RePEc:ura:ecregj:v:1:y:2014:i:1:p:73-84
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