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Behind Allocation of EU Funding - A Quantitative Study of the Relation between Internal Factors of Municipalities and Allocation of EU Funding in the Municipalities of Skåne

Nilsson, Terese LU (2010) STVM17 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to study allocation of EU funding to the municipalities of Skåne between 2007 and 2009 in order to determine if there are internal factors which are of importance to the allocation of EU funding for the municipalities in Skåne. The objective is to study if a relation between internal factors of the municipalities and the amount of EU funding allocated can be observed and what such a potential relation shows.
The analytical framework encompasses three different kinds of internal factors which are studied in turn; resource factors, structural factors and political factors. These factors form the basis for eight hypotheses which are tested by the means of statistical data analysis. The statistical material... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to study allocation of EU funding to the municipalities of Skåne between 2007 and 2009 in order to determine if there are internal factors which are of importance to the allocation of EU funding for the municipalities in Skåne. The objective is to study if a relation between internal factors of the municipalities and the amount of EU funding allocated can be observed and what such a potential relation shows.
The analytical framework encompasses three different kinds of internal factors which are studied in turn; resource factors, structural factors and political factors. These factors form the basis for eight hypotheses which are tested by the means of statistical data analysis. The statistical material consists of material collected first hand from the municipalities, and already existing statistical data gathered from Statistics Sweden, kommundatabas.se and Kfakta06. Out of the 33 municipalities in Skåne 18 are included in the study. Furthermore, only EU funding from the two structural funds, the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development fund, are being studied.
The result shows that there is no relation between internal factors and the amount of allocated EU funding. Only when lowering the certainty level to 90 per cent the variables political majority and population density show statistically significant correlations with the amount of allocated EU funding. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Terese LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM17 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
EU funding, structural funds, internal factors, municipality, quantitative study
language
English
id
1607755
date added to LUP
2010-06-30 16:23:22
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2010-06-30 16:23:22
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to study allocation of EU funding to the municipalities of Skåne between 2007 and 2009 in order to determine if there are internal factors which are of importance to the allocation of EU funding for the municipalities in Skåne. The objective is to study if a relation between internal factors of the municipalities and the amount of EU funding allocated can be observed and what such a potential relation shows.  
The analytical framework encompasses three different kinds of internal factors which are studied in turn; resource factors, structural factors and political factors. These factors form the basis for eight hypotheses which are tested by the means of statistical data analysis. The statistical material consists of material collected first hand from the municipalities, and already existing statistical data gathered from Statistics Sweden, kommundatabas.se and Kfakta06.  Out of the 33 municipalities in Skåne 18 are included in the study. Furthermore, only EU funding from the two structural funds, the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development fund, are being studied. 
The result shows that there is no relation between internal factors and the amount of allocated EU funding. Only when lowering the certainty level to 90 per cent the variables political majority and population density show statistically significant correlations with the amount of allocated EU funding.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Terese},
  keyword      = {EU funding,structural funds,internal factors,municipality,quantitative study},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Behind Allocation of EU Funding - A Quantitative Study of the Relation between Internal Factors of Municipalities and Allocation of EU Funding in the Municipalities of Skåne},
  year         = {2010},
}