WIT Press


Impediments To Development In The Border Provinces Of Iran

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040401

Volume

31

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

323 kb

Author(s)

H. Shayan

Abstract

In this study, the conditions of 11 border provinces of Iran including Ardabil, West and East Azarbaijan, Kordestan, Kermanshah, Ilam, Khouzestan, Hormozgan, Sistan & Blouchestan, and Khorassan with respect to certain indicators such as life expectancy, literacy level and birth rate have been explored, using statistical U-, T- and Z-tests as well as correlation coefficients. The findings indicate that there are significant differences between internal provinces and border provinces, especially Sistan & Blouchestan, Kordestan, Ilam, Kermanshah, West Azarbaijan and Hormozgan with respect to the abovementioned indicators, differences which have resulted in a negative migration balance. On the other hand, the economic dependence of these provinces on adjacent countries can result in their political-cultural disintegration and consequently in a decline in national identity, power and s

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