Martin Kebza

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Socio-economic disparities in the Baltic States: Analytical comparison and categorisation of the Regions

Martin Kebza, Aleš Nováček, Dagmar Popjaková

Geographia Polonica (2019) vol. 92, iss. 3, pp. 289-307 | Full text

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Abstract:

Although the Baltic states, comprising Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, situated on the historical boundary of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, are very similar from the viewpoint of regional identity and development as well as history and geographical characteristics, they exhibit regional disparities. This analysis focuses on monitoring a statistical set of ten selected representative economic and social indicators at the level of the NUTS 3 regions using deviations from the median and cluster method. Based on the analysis, the regions were categorized into groups that have shown the major disparities and differences between the capitals’ regions and the rest of the countries

Keywords: Baltic states, NUTS 3 regions, economic and social indicators, regional disparities

Martin Kebza [kebza@kge.zcu.cz], Faculty of Education, Department of Geography University of South Bohemia, Jeronýmova 10, CZ-37115 České Budějovice: Czech Republic; Faculty of Economics, Department of Geography University of West Bohemia Univerzitní 22, 306 14 Plzeň: Czech Republic
Aleš Nováček [anovacek@pf.jcu.cz], Faculty of Education, Department of Geography University of South Bohemia Jeronýmova 10, CZ-37115 České Budějovice: Czech Republic
Dagmar Popjaková [dpopjakova@pf.jcu.cz], Faculty of Education, Department of Geography University of South Bohemia Jeronýmova 10, CZ-37115 České Budějovice: Czech Republic