Rural area marginalisation: searching for tendencies. Case study: the Western fringes of Poland

Iwona Markuszewska
2015 Bulletin of Geography: Socio-Economic Series  
The aim of this paper was to evaluate the intensity of rural area marginalisation. As a study region, Western periphery of Poland has been chosen. The spatial scope of the research covers three border voivodeships: Dolnośląskie, Lubuskie and Zachodniopomorskie, however, the study was conducted at the local level, including 310 rural and rural-urban gminas (administrative region of the 3rd order in Poland). The statistical data were derived from the Central Statistical Office from the period of
more » ... from the period of last two decades. Results revealed the differences in the level of rural area marginalization and were analysed in terms of agricultural and socio-economic aspects.
doi:10.1515/bog-2015-0026 fatcat:joqbu4lac5bkto623ycqiq2twu