Do Spatial Disparities of Educational Attainment Decrease? Cover Image

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Do Spatial Disparities of Educational Attainment Decrease?

Regional Distribution of Persons with Third Level Education Based on Data of the Population Censuses 1990–2011

Author(s): Izabella Szakálné Kanó, Imre Lengyel, Éva Sánta
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Vocational Education, Higher Education , Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Központi Statisztikai Hivatal
Keywords: education; school education; graduates; human capital; regional inequality; regional disparities;

Summary/Abstract: Knowledge-intensive activities, such as business services are nowadays more and more concentrated in big citiesor city regions. These activities require skilled labour, so young graduates in particular are present in these areas,while in rural areas labour force is less qualified. In our study we investigate whether this concentrationphenomenon can be observed in Hungary, or rather regional equalization takes place. We analysed spatialdistribution of population’s educational level, in particular spatial distribution of graduates. Our investigation isbased on three censuses of 1990, 2001 and 2011 at settlement level. In our study, we analysed the evolvement ofeducation and its impact on regional inequalities at different regional levels (settlement, micro-regional andcounty level) by using basic statistical and concentration indices.

  • Issue Year: 55/2015
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 541-555
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Hungarian