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Poziom rozwoju gospodarczego województw a dochody samorządów terytorialnych w Polsce
Level of Economic Development of Voivodeships and Income of Local Governments in Poland

Author(s): Janusz Heller
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: EUROREG - Uniwersytet Warszawski, Regional Studies Association - Sekcja Polska
Keywords: economic development; local and regional governments' income

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the research was to evaluate disproportions in Polish local governments’ income and their connection with the level of economic development of voivodeships. The basis of this evaluation was an analysis including the income of governments at a voivodeship, district and commune levels in 16 voivodeships in the years 2002–2006. In the initial stage of the research, a hypothesis was made that in the voivodeships that are at a higher level of economic development the income of local governments is also higher. The changes in law introduced on l January 2004 caused an increase of local governments’ income. The income increased at the fastest pace in the most developed regions, thus contributing to the deepening of development disproportions between voivodeships in Poland. These differences were only partially decreased by subventions from the state budget.

  • Issue Year: 9/2008
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 41-53
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish