Maynooth University

Maynooth University ePrints and eTheses Archive

Maynooth University Library

Regional income differentials and the issue of Regional Equalisation in Ireland.

Walsh, Jim and Boyle, Gerry and McCarthy, Tom (1999) Regional income differentials and the issue of Regional Equalisation in Ireland. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland., XXVIII (1).

[img] Download (875kB)

Abstract

Promoting balanced regional development has been a long-term public policy objective ever since the establishment of the Congested Districts Boards at the turn of the century. However, although Regional Development Organisations were set up in 1969, there has not been a clearly articulated strategy for regional policy. The only clear semblance of a regional policy which can be identified is the existence of measures such as regionally differentiated industrial grants, devised in an attempt to influence the spatial dispersion of mobile investment, and the Compensatory Allowance Scheme (“headage” payments) in the case of agriculture which is targeted towards the so-called disadvantaged areas.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Regional income;Regional Equalisation; Ireland;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Social Sciences > Economics
Item ID: 1206
Depositing User: Prof. Jim Walsh
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 17:54
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland.
Publisher: Trinity College Dublin
Refereed: Yes
URI:

    Repository Staff Only(login required)

    View Item Item control page

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...