Regional differentiations of rural villages in the Czech Republic
Z. Bednaříková, Z. Trávníček, V. Vávrahttps://doi.org/10.17221/5024-AGRICECONCitation:Bednaříková Z., Trávníček Z., Vávra V. (2006): Regional differentiations of rural villages in the Czech Republic. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 52: 273-280.
Rural villages are the sole subjects in rural area which integrate all elements acting in the rural area to one functional whole. They can be therefore taken as the pivotal element of rural development. The research was done in 2004 and was based on the search for rural villages’ characteristics and exploration of the elements of regional differentiation. The project results from the presumption of difference between the rural villages given by their size, location in specific areas or on exposed roads, distance from civic centers etc. It is supposed that these characteristics have specific and significant connections with such phenomenon as the level of unemployment, the level of civic and technical facilities in villages, the activity of inhabitants and the village itself, etc. The challenge was to define problem characteristics of rural areas, which mirror significant regional differences, structure and interconnectedness of these differences and their importance for future regional development. Interdependence of particular indicators was explored by statistical evaluation.
rural villages, rural area, regional differentiations, differentiation criteria, set of villages