Analysis of Human Development in Balkan Countries: A Comparison of West and Middle Europe Countries

ALTAY, Hüseyin and ŞEN, Ali (2010) Analysis of Human Development in Balkan Countries: A Comparison of West and Middle Europe Countries. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Since the beginning of 1990s, Balkan countries have significantly been changing as social, economic and politic structure. However, these countries have important differences in terms of human development indicators. Some countries in Balkans have low GDP levels. However, same countries replace between High Level Development countries in Human Development Index (prepared by UNDP). The aim of this paper is to investigate in terms of human development of Balkan countries that are not being member of EU countries. In scope of this aim, we will compare with three country groups related to human development. These groups are currently EU members countries (exclude Balkan countries), currently Balkan countries that are member of EU and other Balkan countries. As a result, this paper will have determined whether or not suitable for full membership to EU of Balkan countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balkan Countries, Human Development Index, European Union Countries.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 15:48
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:24
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/201

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