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A convergência espacial do conhecimento em Portugal

Guerreiro, Gertrudes and Caleiro, António (2014): A convergência espacial do conhecimento em Portugal.

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Human resources are an essential element in territorial development. When these are characterized by a high level of training, are also enhancers of a number of effects that areas fundamental in the binomial territorial-social cohesion. In this respect, the existence of higher education institutions scattered throughout the territory allows the delocalization of human resources qualification but, by itself, does not guarantee the retention of these resources in different regions. Thus, the objective of this paper is to undertake a spatial analysis of convergence of knowledge through the study of the evolution of the percentage of the population having a higher education level in the periods elapsed between the last two censuses in Portugal. It is shown that, although that percentage has risen appreciably, the convergence was (very) insignificant.

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