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Titolo:
Microregional fragmentation in a Swedish county
Autore:
Pettersson, O;
Indirizzi:
Umea Univ, CERUM, Ctr Reg Sci, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden Umea Univ Umea Sweden SE-90187 CERUM, Ctr Reg Sci, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden
Titolo Testata:
PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE
fascicolo: 4, volume: 80, anno: 2001,
pagine: 389 - 409
SICI:
1056-8190(200110)80:4<389:MFIASC>2.0.ZU;2-#
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
regional development; rural change; welfare; cluster analysis;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
28
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Pettersson, O Umea Univ, CERUM, Ctr Reg Sci, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden Umea Univ Umea Sweden SE-90187 Sci, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden
Citazione:
O. Pettersson, "Microregional fragmentation in a Swedish county", PAP REG S, 80(4), 2001, pp. 389-409

Abstract

This study of the county of Vasterbotten in northern Sweden reveals significant differences in socio-economic conditions between populations living in different residential environments. A cluster analysis was performed in order to classify the nearly 500 microregions into a manageable number of groups with distinctive profiles. A seven-cluster solution contains groups ranging from remote and sparsely populated areas with poor socio-economic conditions and a large proportion of elderly to the most prosperous residential environments within the major centers. Besides high disposable incomes, the relatively wealthy areas also show high educational levels and better-than-average health status. In this way the county could be broken down into a mosaic of local housing environments with very different prerequisites for consumption and economic development. Increasingly, we find socio-economic marginality problems even within densely populated regions. The complex and dispersed pattern of disadvantaged and underprivileged residential areasall over Vasterbotten indicates the difficulty in treating counties and municipalities as homogeneous regions. Our finding's may have major implications for regional planning and regional policy.

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