In: Geografický časopis, vol. 56, no. 3
Rok, strany: 2004, 225 - 247
spatial differentiation of poverty, measurement of poverty, poverty indicators, poverty cores, poverty level, deprivation, Slovakia
The principal aim of the study was to measure the poverty level in municipalities of a selected region which is characterized as the poorest in Slovakia. Municipalities with an extreme poverty level, which can be considered real poverty centres, were simultaneously identified. Identification of poverty cores is an important prerequisite and a salient point in the search for solutions and elimination of poverty in the struck municipalities. The poverty level in 479 municipalities was measured by means of objective poverty indicators while data from the 2001 Census of persons, houses and flats were used. The method of multiple deprivation, where the size of the resulting deprivation determines the poverty level, was used. It was found that there are disparities in poverty level between the individual municipalities even in the region with the highest poverty level. A very serious situation (high poverty level) was observed in 100 municipalities where the poverty indicator reached critical values. Cognition of the local-spatial dimension of poverty or identification of poverty cores represent important aspects for gradual elimination of poverty in struck municipalities (a better targeted and more efficient assitance).
Michálek, A. 2004. CHUDOBA NA LOKÁLNEJ ÚROVNI (CENTRÁ CHUDOBY NA SLOVENSKU). In Geografický časopis, vol. 56, no.3, pp. 225-247. ISSN 0016-7193.
Michálek, A. (2004). CHUDOBA NA LOKÁLNEJ ÚROVNI (CENTRÁ CHUDOBY NA SLOVENSKU). Geografický časopis, 56(3), 225-247. ISSN 0016-7193.