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Article Dans Une Revue Social Indicators Research Année : 2009

The French Regions and Their Social Health


In this paper, a new indicator designed to capture 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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hal-03953640 , version 1 (24-01-2023)



Florence Jany-Catrice. The French Regions and Their Social Health. Social Indicators Research, 2009, Social Indicators Research, 93 (2), pp.377-391. ⟨10.1007/s11205-008-9330-8⟩. ⟨hal-03953640⟩


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