Mohammad Reza POURMOHAMMADI
Professor of Geography & Urban Planning Department, Geography Faculty, University of Tabriz, Tel: 0098-411-3348953. Fax: 0098-411-3348953.
Urban Planning Department, Buin-Zahra Technical University, Tel: 0098-9195288768.
Mir Sattar SADRMOUSAVI
Professor of Geography & Urban Planning Department, Geography Faculty, University of Tabriz,
Tel: 0098 – 411 – 3392297. Fax: 0098 -411- 3356013
The purpose of the paper is investigating relations between human development and economic growth, with a view to identifying major policies and prioritizing of them across Iranian provinces. In order to, human development index (HDI) between Iranian provinces over 1996, 2006 and 2001 have been created, and then with using the Co-integration and Granger causality technique have been measured long term relationships between economic growth and HDI. The findings suggest that although still inequality remains but the quality of life also has risen and these improvements seems have significant impact on long term economic growth. Also we find that HDI is positively influenced by Per capita GDP and if we want high levels of quality of life, we must dedicate a special consideration to economic growth in regional Policies across provinces.