Economics at your fingertips  


Florentina Ion () and Daniela Pirvu ()
Additional contact information
Florentina Ion: National Institute of Statistics, postdoctoral researcher – The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Daniela Pirvu: University of Pitesti, postdoctoral researcher – The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, 2015, vol. 14, issue 1, 56-63

Abstract: The rural-urban fringe area of Bucharest is the most economically dynamic region of Romania, and, at the same time, is the one, which suffered the most from the recent economic decline. The article is focused on the analysis of inequalities of social-economic variables, including differences in their spatial patterns, before and after the 2008 economic crisis. We involved two methods of inequality analysis. Gini coefficient was used to determine the overall level of inequalities in the region. Comparison with the region’s mean value was used for identification of spatial patterns of these inequalities. Our results highlight four trends in the overall level of inequality dynamics, while all the studied variables follow more or less accurately the same pattern of spatial dynamics. Our findings provide new arguments in support of the idea that the new processes in the Bucharest fringe zone follow the circular pattern, which privileges the northern part of the area, while south is the last to benefit from any new development.

Keywords: territorial discrepancies; rural-urban fringe; Bucharest. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 P25 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences is currently edited by Logica Banica

More articles in Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences from University of Pitesti Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Logica Banica ().

Page updated 2017-09-29
Handle: RePEc:pts:journl:y:2015:i:1:p:56-63