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Changes in Relative Material Deprivation in Regions of Slovakia and the Czech Republic

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  • Tomas Zelinsky


    (Department of Regional Science and Management, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia; Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

The aim of this article is to assess the level of relative material deprivation in the Czech and Slovak Republics and their regions. The first part of the article describes the level of households’ equipment with utilities and durables using the 1991 and 2001 censuses. The second part is aimed at estimating the relative material deprivation in the Czech and Slovak regions using EU SILC 2006–2008 microdata, i.e. approximately 15 years after the split. The results indicate that there are significant differences in the relative material deprivation rates between the Czech Republic and Slovakia and among their regions. According to the results, the level of deprivation is higher in Slovakia, and deprived households are highly concentrated in the eastern part of Slovakia. The regions can be divided into five clusters, while the Czech Capital Prague Region has a special position. It has the highest level of housing deprivation and the lowest level of durables/economic strain deprivation.

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Article provided by Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia in its journal Panoeconomicus.

Volume (Year): 59 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 335-353

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Handle: RePEc:voj:journl:v:59:y:2012:i:3:p:335-353
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