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ERIC Number: EJ850278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The French Regions and Their Social Health
Jany-Catrice, Florence
Social Indicators Research, v93 n2 p377-391 Sep 2009
In this article, a new indicator designed to capture the multidimensionality of the social health of the French regions is put to the test. Drawing on regional data for 2004, this indicator of social health (ISH) sheds new light on the social performance of the French regions. The worst performers are the highly urbanised regions, whereas others, such as Limousin, turn out to perform well in social terms. Two or three regions remain stuck at the bottom of the table regardless of the indicator used. Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Languedoc-Roussillon, which bring up the rear in terms of gross disposable income (GDI) and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, also record very mediocre scores for social health as measured by our ISH.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France