عنوان مقاله [English]
Inequality is the problem of the present century and it receives many attentions. Poverty and inequality are the main reasons for deprivation, migration, expansion of slum areas, crime and deviance; therefore, they should be examined thoroughly. The main purpose of this study was to examine development inequality – deprivation, vulnerability and basic needs dimensions - in central and border areas of rural Iran as an objective phenomenon. This is a descriptive and analytical study. This study used systematic random method to select a sample size of 224 sub-districts and examined the trend of changes during the period 1986 – 2006 by looking at scattering coefficient and Gini coefficient. Research findings indicated the highest inequality was related to social dimension and an increase in center availability has been created more opportunities.