Racing ahead or lagging behind? Territorial cohesion in human development around the globe
IÃ±aki Permanyer () and
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IÃ±aki Permanyer: Centre for Demographic Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona
No 569, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality
This paper investigates whether global improvements in human development involve sub-national regions in a territorially cohesive way. For that purpose, we use a sub-national human development index for over 1765 regions within162 countries over three decades, and propose measures for relative over- and under-performance. We observe that under- and over-development within countries tends to disappear over time around the world. In contrast, from a global perspective, we detect the presence of a non-negligible set of under-developing sub-national regions spanning across 20+ countries that, in the last two decades, have failed to catch-up with the world average human development.
Keywords: human development; inequality; regional disparities; territorial cohesion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 I31 O15 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
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