In: Geografický časopis, vol. 54, no. 3
Rok, strany: 2002, 303 - 318
human development, index of human development, partial indices, regional disparities, Slovakia
In spite of its small size and relatively low population, Slovakia is characterized by considerable differentiation of socio-economic potential, which determines also the different levels of human development in its regions. Measurement of regional differences in the level of human development is an important condition for the choice and implementation of an appropriate developmental strategy in the regions. The aim of the paper is to assess the different level of human development in regions by means of the human development index, and to identify problem regions where the level of this index is low. Social, demographic and economic statistical data were applied in calculation of the index. The results clearly show (in terms of the three index components, as well as the index itself) striking disparity between the regions of the north-western and south-eastern parts of the Republic. Favourable index rates, that is human development, were recorded above all in the urbanized centres of western Slovakia, while considerably lower rates were found in the majority of rural districts of south-eastern Slovakia.
Michálek, A. 2002. Regional aspects of human development in Slovakia. In Geografický časopis, vol. 54, no.3, pp. 303-318. 0016-7193.
Michálek, A. (2002). Regional aspects of human development in Slovakia. Geografický časopis, 54(3), 303-318. 0016-7193.