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Typology and development characteristics of rural areas in Slovenia

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Author(s): Anton Perpar | Matija Kovačič

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 17;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: rural areas | typology | rural development | Slovenia

ABSTRACT
In the article the typology of rural areas in Slovenia is presented. In theresearch some important indicators of the rural areas have been analysedand three basic types of rural areas have been defined: suburban, typicalrural areas and depopulation areas. In the continuation detailed comparisonanalysis of the situation in defined rural areas on the sample of ruralareas is stated. The analysis is based on demographic, agricultural, economicand social indicators. A sociological part of the research is based oninterviews with leaders of local communities including opinions about thesituation and opportunities of sample rural areas and their proposals andremarks for the rural development policy makers.
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