Regional Development : An emperical test of factors effecting growth
Abstract (Summary)This thesis examines how the specific factors population, education level, university and infrastructure affect the regional growth in five chosen municipalities. The municipalities lie in the Dalsland region. The region is selected because of poor regional growth from the beginning of 1990 until now. The factors believed to explain growth is tested against the dependent variable wage level. With the intention to see if there is a significant relationship between the factors, and which one that has the most effect on wage level. When the regressions where tested the obtained B-values were used to calculate an expected average wage level. The real wage level was then compared to the average calculated level. The result of the tests showed that all variables except from infrastructure had a significant relationship with wage level, and the most significant factor turned out to be the education level. When comparing the municipalities’ wages, a majority of the five municipalities wage levels ended up under the expected average wage level.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/09/2006