Peer-reviewed journal article
Bernard, Josef, Decker, Anja, Vojtíšková, Kateřina, Mikešová, Renáta. 2016. „Living and Dealing with Limited Opportunities: Social Disadvantage and Coping Strategies in Rural Peripheries.“ Sociální studia 13 (2): 29-53. ISSN 1214-813X.

In the article, manifestations of social disadvantage in peripheral rural settings in the Czech Republic are investigated. Based on the theory of local opportunity structures, the authors identify various aspects of the spatial context that intersect with individual handicaps of people and their households and contribute to poverty and social exclusion. Moreover, coping strategies of vulnerable rural inhabitants are investigated.


urban and rural studies
social inequalities
standard of living
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