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OECD Regions at a Glance 2013
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  20 Dec 2013
Pages: 196 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264204317 , OECD Code: 042013091P1
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    This fifth edition of OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies.It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in their country. The report covers all 34 OECD member countries, and, where data are available, Brazil, China,Colombia, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.


    Table of contents:

    Editorial: Local lessons from a global crisis  7
    Executive summary 9
    Readerís guide  11
    Measuring regional economies in OECD countries  15
    -What do regional data tell us? 15
    -A new way to think about regions and urban areas 15
    -Better data for better policy making 16
    -Why a special focus on metropolitan areas? 17
    -Overview of the OECD methodology for examining functional urban areas 17
    -Increasing the availability of subnational statistics 19
    -Future directions for the study of regional economies 20
    -Bibliography 22
    Chapter 1. Special focus on metropolitan areas  25
    -Urban population in OECD countries 26
    -Urbanisation and urban forms 30
    -Economic competitiveness of metropolitan areas 34
    -Labour productivity and employment in metropolitan areas 38
    -Impact of the crisis on unemployment in metropolitan areas 40
    -Patent activity in metropolitan areas 42
    -Environmental sustainability in metropolitan areas 44
    -Administrative organisation of metropolitan areas 46
    Chapter 2.  Regions as drivers of national competitiveness 49
    -Distribution of population and regional typology 50
    -Regional contribution to population change 56
    -Regional contribution to national GDP growth 58
    -Regional contribution to change in employment 64
    -Impact of the crisis on regional economic performance 66
    -Labour productivity and GDP per capita growth in regions 68
    -Regional specialisation and productivity growth across sectors 72
    -Regional economic disparities 74
    -Regional disparities in tertiary education 80
    -Research and development expenditures in regions 82
    -Patents in regions and by sectors 86
    -Regional patterns of co-patenting 88
    -Impact of scientific publications in regions 90
    Chapter 3. Subnational finance and investment for regional development 93
    -Subnational finance 94
    -Subnational public investment 96
    -Subnational public debt 98
    -Impact of the crisis on subnational investment and debt 100
    Chapter 4. Inclusion and equal access to quality services in regions 103
    -Regional disparities in household income  104
    -Concentration of the elderly and children in regions 108
    -Population mobility among regions 110
    -Regional disparities in unemployment and youth unemployment 112
    -Impact of the crisis on regional unemployment 114
    -Gender differences in employment opportunities 118
    -Part-time employment in regions 120
    -Regional access to education 122
    -Regional access to health 124
    -Health status of population in regions 126
    -Safety in regions 130
    Chapter 5. Environmental sustainability in regions 133
    -Air quality in regions 134
    -Carbon emissions in regions and by sector 140
    -Natural vegetation and the carbon footprint of regions 142
    -Municipal waste 148
    -Green patents in regions 150
    Annex A. Defining regions and functional urban areas 153
    Annex B. Sources and data description 165
    Annex C. Indexes and estimation techniques 191

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