How do Czech Rural Regions Cope with the Recent Economic Crisis? Evidence Derived from Unemployment Development
Andrea Čapkovičová

Language: en
Last modified: 2015-04-07


The outbreak of the recent economic crisis and the following economic recovery stimulate questions of existing resistance and endogenous capacity on national as well as regional level to cope with such an external shock. In our example, we specifically focus on rural LAU 1 regions as those that are traditionally considered to be more vulnerable to such events. For the purpose of provided analyses, we operate with variables describing the development of unemployment within the period 2008-2013. The results do not support the existence of significantly more vulnerable rural areas as a category of regions whereas they refer to heterogeneous endogenous capacity on the level of individual rural regions that affects their resistance to the crisis. 


rural regions; unemployment; economic crisis; Czech Republic

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