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Agrarian and Marine-Based but Connected, Prince County, Prince Edward Island


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Johnson, Marc L. (2002). Agrarian and Marine-Based but Connected, Prince County, Prince Edward Island Régions et économie du savoir : Regions in the Knowledge Economy . Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Montréal.

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Because of its small size, Prince Edward Island is the only province that is also defined as an economic region of Canada, according to Statistics Canada’s classification system. Nevertheless, we have chosen to limit our study to just one of the province’s three counties, Prince County, which is characterized by its mainly rural economy, away from the Island’s main urban centre, Charlottetown. In addition, Prince County has the province’s main concentration of francophones, in the Evangeline area, and the second largest population centre, Summerside.With regard to our comparative research program on the peripheral regions of eastern Canada, Prince County is the second smallest region under study (after Madawaska); in 1996, it had a population of 44,165 inhabitants. Summerside, its only census agglomeration, had just 16,000 inhabitants. As it is for the other Atlantic regions, Quebec City is its closest metropolitan centre of more than 500,000 inhabitants. Prince County’s economy, like that of several other regions under study, is highly seasonal and based on agricultural and marine resources. Its dependence on federal transfer payments is another of its characteristics. However, some dynamic characteristics that give this region an advantage are an appreciable increase in population, a high labour force participation rate, an economic revitalization of the Summerside area, and tourism development following the construction of Confederation Bridge.

Type de document: Rapport
Informations complémentaires: Institut canadien de recherche sur le développement régional (ICRDR) = The canadian institute for research on regional development (CIRRD)
Mots-clés libres: Île-du-Prince-Édouard; Comté de Prince; développement économique; économie périphérique; région périphérique; structure économique; stratégies; emploi saisonnier; ressources agricoles; ressources marines; pêche; tourisme
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 12 nov. 2020 20:58
Dernière modification: 12 nov. 2020 20:58
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/9522

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