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The Villages' Development Level from Dobrogea Region



villages’ development index, VDI, rural, Dobrogea, Romania


This article intends to analyze the position of the villages in the historical region of Dobrogea from the development point of view. With the help of a methodology similar to Human Development Index (HDI) used by the UN, in Romania, in 2009 an inter-institution project (Sandu et al) elaborated the Village Development Index (VDI).Based on this statistic information it can be ascertained that the villages in Dobrogea have a development level superior to the national average. We then built some econometric models to establish the influence factors such as: ethnicity, coast area, delta area, which may have an influence on the development level.