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The spatial dimension of socio-economic development in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.advisor Harmse, Aletta Catharina Chazireni, Evans 2009-08-25T11:00:13Z 2009-08-25T11:00:13Z 2009-08-25T11:00:13Z 2003-11-30
dc.identifier.citation Chazireni, Evans (2009) The spatial dimension of socio-economic development in Zimbabwe, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Inequalities in levels of development between regions within a country are frequently regarded as a problem. The magnitude of the problem is more severe in developing countries than in developed countries. Zimbabwe, as a developing country, is no exception and the country is characterized by severe regional inequalities. This research is concerned with the spatial patterns of socio-economic development in Zimbabwe. The composite index method was used to rank administrative districts of Zimbabwe according to level of development. The composite indices together with socio-economic characteristics were used to demarcate the administrative districts into development regions according to Friedmann's (1966) model. Attention was given to the spatial development policies applied in Zimbabwe. Friedmann's (1966) guidelines, for the development of the different regional types in his model, were applied to the Zimbabwean spatial economy. Suggestions were made regarding possible adjustments to previous strategies used in Zimbabwe, for spatial development planning. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (184 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Spatial dimension en
dc.subject Socio-economic development en
dc.subject Zimbabwe en
dc.subject.ddc 330.96891
dc.subject.lcsh Economics -- Sociological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development
dc.subject.lcsh Zimbabwe -- Economic conditions -- 1980-
dc.title The spatial dimension of socio-economic development in Zimbabwe en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Anthropology and Archaeology M.A. en

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