CONCEPTUALISING SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INEQUALITIES IN ZIMBABWE: A SPATIAL PERSPECTIVE

Evans Chazireni, Boycen Kumira Mudzengi

Abstract


Currently, Zimbabwe has numerous development problems that need attention. One area of concern is the spatial inequality in levels of socioeconomic development between regions within the country. In this paper, the spatial pattern of socioeconomic development in Zimbabwe is analysed and the administrative districts are ranked from highest to lowest according to levels of socioeconomic developments. Both primary and secondary data were used to collect data on thirteen indicators of development. The data were analysed using the geometric mean method. The analysis of data revealed that certain areas in Zimbabwe have relatively high levels of development while others have low levels of development or no development at all. 

 

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socioeconomic development inequalities, conceptualising, spatial perspective, Zimbabwe

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v0i0.229

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