INTERREGIONAL INEQUALITIES AT NUTS LEVEL 3 IN MACEDONIA

  • Dejan Iliev Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of geography, Macedonia
Keywords: regional development, unemployment rate, GDP per capita, social disparities, economic disparities

Abstract

This paper analyses trends in regional disparities in Macedonia on the NUTS 3 levels. The purpose of this scientific paper is to determine the socio-economic problems and differences in the regional development of the country based on the analysis of an empirical set consisted of selected socio-economic indicators that provide an insight into the individual regions of the country. Regional disparities were studied for selected socioeconomic indicators such as the unemployment rate, gross domestic product per capita, investments in fixed assets and by sector of activity and the number of active business entities. The results of this paper show that interregional differences at the level of NUTS 3 regions are very big in the selected years. The strong polarization between Skopje and the rest of the country is the most remarkable feature of regional development.

Published
2018-12-21
How to Cite
Iliev, D. (2018). INTERREGIONAL INEQUALITIES AT NUTS LEVEL 3 IN MACEDONIA. AUC Geographica, 53(2), 180-192. https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2018.18
Section
Original Articles