The objectives of this report are to present the key regional economic and social data, describe the current situation and recent trends, and identify emerging issues relating to spatial disparities in economic and social development and suggest their implications for further follow-up work. The study is organized in the form of a main report and four annexes. The main report contains an overview of provincial economic and social development differentials as well as a summary of the principal trends and emerging issues in interregional migration and regional distribution of poublic expenditures which are among the processes that can contribute to narrowing of interregional economic and social disparities. The annexes have supporting material as well as additional data; Annex I analyzes the pattern of industrial location and has regional data on the manufacturing sector for 1979, as well as information on the government locational guidelines; Annex II deals with interprovincial migration analysis and provincial demographic characteristics and population projections; Annex III deals with an analysis of provincial public finances and with regional planning; Annex IV contains provincial socioeconomic data for the past decade, excluding the specialized data presented before.
Annex 2: demographic patterns and population projections
Spatial analysis; Industrial location; Location factors; Manufacturing; Regional disparity; Demographic analysis; Public finance