Rural households in the stratification system of the Slovak society
D. Moravčíková, M. Hanová, K. Klimentováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/901-AGRICECONCitation:Moravčíková D., Hanová M., Klimentová K. (2007): Rural households in the stratification system of the Slovak society. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 53: 359-369.
This report deals with the problems of the status of rural households in the stratification system of the post-socialist Slovak society. The authors take as the basis the concept of associated classification and knowledge about the trends in the development of the social structure of Slovak society in the transformation period. The processing of empirical data from the survey research of rural households in three districts served as an example to compare the classification of households within the economic and socio-cultural lines by the means of the selected indicators. The analysis refers to the inconsistency of the stratification of rural households according to the economic and income statuses as well as education, population and socioeconomic qualities which are significantly conditioned by the regional position and situation. The representative types of rural households for the individual social strata are characterized in the conclusions. They are characterized with regard to the used criteria.Keywords:social stratification, rural households, post-socialist transformation, household position