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Regional Income Differentials and the Issue of Regional Equalisation in Ireland

  • Gerry Boyle

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    (Department of Economics, NUI, Maynooth, Co.Kildare.)

  • Tom McCarthy

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    (Department of Economics, NUI,Maynooth.)

  • Jim Walsh

    (Geography Department, NUI Maynooth.)

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    The paper explores the topical issue of regional income equalisation using a variety of data sources on both output and incomes in order to determine the degree of convergence at the level of the eight regional uthorities. The inter-regional variations in economic welfare are decomposed into a number of components relating to participation, employment, dependency and productivity.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth in its series Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series with number n880499.

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    Length: 55 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:may:mayecw:n880499
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