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ERIC Number: EJ790284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Profile of the Present Slovak Society and Its Regional Differences
Podolak, Peter; Michalek, Anton
Social Indicators Research, v87 n1 p157-167 May 2008
The article is the first attempt in assessment of the development and the present situation of social structure and stratification in Slovakia. Its principal aim is to develop the profile of the present society in Slovakia, which reflects the pace and complexity of the transformation process and its impact on society. Processing of Micro census data from 2003 led to creation of the profile of society in Slovakia at the national level based on income distribution but also knowledge on regional societies and differences between them were obtained. It was found out that the present profile of the society in Slovakia is pear-shaped which means strong representation of lower strata and weaker representation of higher middle and high strata. The profile disclosed some specific features and inconsistencies in the present society of Slovakia, which were, and still are determined by many non standard past and present phenomena and processes often disguised by reforms. The information drawn in regions has facilitated identification of the basic nature and structure of regional societies, some of their specific features and negative elements and to demonstrate their highly differentiated character.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia