In search of a relevant index measuring territorial disparities in a transition country. Romania as a case study

  • Ioan Ianoş The Interdisciplinary Centre of Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics, University of Bucharest, Bd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 4-12, sect. 5, cod 030018, Bucharest
  • Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor School of Urbanism, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, str. Academiei nr. 18-20, sector 1, cod 010014, Bucharest
  • Daniela Zamfir The Interdisciplinary Centre of Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics, University of Bucharest, Bd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 4-12, sect. 5, cod 030018, Bucharest
  • Andreea-Loreta Cercleux The Interdisciplinary Centre of Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics, University of Bucharest, Bd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 4-12, sect. 5, cod 030018, Bucharest
  • Ilinca-Valentina Stoica The Interdisciplinary Centre of Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics, University of Bucharest, Bd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 4-12, sect. 5, cod 030018, Bucharest
  • Cristian Tălângă The Interdisciplinary Centre of Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics, University of Bucharest, Bd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 4-12, sect. 5, cod 030018, Bucharest

Abstract

Countries in transition to a market economy exhibit increased regional disparities, leading to differences in the standard of life and in the chances of the population to benefit from the radical socio-economic and political changes. Our aim in this article is to find an index other than the gross domestic product, and maybe a synthetic one, capable of measuring territorial imbalances. In search of such an index, we considered 17 indicators to be relevant and applied these to the 41 Romanian counties. The results indicate that territorial disparities in a transition country with a large rural population can be measured by an aggregate index essentially formed by the gross domestic product, the number of inhabitants per room, and the rate of school dropouts.
How to Cite
Ianoş, I., Petrişor, A.-I., Zamfir, D., Cercleux, A.-L., Stoica, I.-V., & Tălângă, C. (1). In search of a relevant index measuring territorial disparities in a transition country. Romania as a case study. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin, 144(1), 69-81. Retrieved from https://www.die-erde.org/index.php/die-erde/article/view/5
Section
Research articles