Master of Arts (MA)
Geography & Environmental Studies
Faculty of Arts
Regional disparities are commonly described in terms of only one criterion when in fact they can be characterized by a number of social and economic variables. The objective of this study is to define regional data according to specific socio-economic indicators, and measure the disparities associated with them in comparison to those from ideally generated groupings. Socio-economic data from the Federal Republic of Germany was obtained from the West German Federal Institute for Regional Analysis and Planning. The variables will be grouped by factor analysis to create the indicators, and variation will be measured using analysis of variance. The ideal regional groupings are to be generated from both a grouping algorithm, and discriminant analysis techniques.
Campbell, Richard C., "Towards the measurement of regional inequities through patterns of ideally generated socio-economic indicators" (1985). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 299.