Received: 2019-08-17  |  Accepted: 2019-10-06  |  Published: 2019-12-15

Title

Differentiation of internal regions in the EU countries


Abstract

The aim of the article is to study safety and sustainability of differentiation of performance of internal regions (NUTS 3) in the EU countries measured by the Sub-national Human Development Index (SHDI). The authors examine differentiation of the SHDI of internal regions in the EU countries by means of correspondence of distribution of this indicator [SHDI] of regional performance to Gauss curve, as well as by analyzing the SHDI of internal regions in the EU countries with the help of the coefficient of variation. As follows from the research, the authors proved that differentiation of regional performance in the EU over the last three decades were not chaotic but they were subjected to certain regularities: the distribution of performance of internal regions is normal, with metropolitan areas almost always being leaders of regional performance; regional differences in the area that is now the EU were increasing during the collapse of the Eastern European Socialist Bloc in the early 1990s, and they were declining later, as the regions adapted to the new conditions. So, identified regularities in performance of internal regions (NUTS 3) in the EU countries – normal distribution and spatial convergence – have been considered by the authors as safe and sustainable for further development of the whole EU and its countries.


Keywords

EU countries, internal regions, differentiation, normal distribution, spatial convergence


JEL classifications

O15 , O52 , O57


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/26


DOI


HAL


Pages

370-384


Funding

Parts of this text are spinoffs from research in the framework of the project European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme projects European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) Grant Agreement No.777449 (2018-2019)

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Authors

Selivanova-Fyodorova, Natalya
Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia https://du.lv
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Komarova, Vera
Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia https://du.lv
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Lonska, Jelena
Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rēzekne, Latvia https://www.rta.lv
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Mietule, Iveta
Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rēzekne, Latvia https://www.rta.lv
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

1


Number

4


Issue date

December 2019


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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