Pauhofová, Iveta and Želinský, Tomáš (2017): On the Regional Convergence of Income at District Level in Slovakia. Published in: Ekonomický časopis , Vol. 10, No. 65 (2017): pp. 918934.

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This paper aims to investigate regional convergence of income at the district level in Slovakia and answer whether Slovak districts converge or diverge over time and across different sectors of the Slovak economy. Our analyses are based on monthly income data on median wages and oldage pensions at the district territorial level (LAU 1). Two types of convergence are assessed: convergence towards national median income and convergence towards regional (NUTS 3 regions) median income. Using the Markov chains on the spatially lagged bimonthly district medians, we find that the highest degree of wages convergence is found in the districts of Banská Bystrica, Žilina and Nitra Regions; and the highest degree of oldage pensions convergence is found in the districts of Košice and Banská Bystrica Regions. The given trends are influenced by the wages development in different economic activity sectors in these regions.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  On the Regional Convergence of Income at District Level in Slovakia 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  regional convergence, income polarization, Markov chains, Slovakia 
Subjects:  D  Microeconomics > D3  Distribution > D31  Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions I  Health, Education, and Welfare > I3  Welfare, WellBeing, and Poverty > I31  General Welfare, WellBeing I  Health, Education, and Welfare > I3  Welfare, WellBeing, and Poverty > I32  Measurement and Analysis of Poverty R  Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1  General Regional Economics > R12  Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity 
Item ID:  108877 
Depositing User:  Dr Tomas Zelinsky 
Date Deposited:  26 Jul 2021 14:15 
Last Modified:  26 Jul 2021 14:15 
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