Specificity of Severe Material Deprivation among Rural Communities in the North-East Region of Romania

  • Simona-Roxana ULMAN CERNESIM Environmental Research Center, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
  • Costica MIHAI Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași
Keywords: Severe material deprivation; rural communities; basic deprivation; consumption deprivation.


The paper offers a perspective on poverty related to basic, but also consumption deprivation of two rural communities in the North-East Region of Romania, while attempting at emphasizing the signals of extreme deprivation that may be representative for disadvantaged rural areas at regional level. In this respect, we conducted a questionnaire survey that was applied to the residents of these communities. The results showed that, within the severely material deprived members of such communities, a sub-grouping in terms of deprivation levels was still possible, offering the possibility of better identifying their specificity.


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How to Cite
ULMAN, S.-R., & MIHAI, C. (2018). Specificity of Severe Material Deprivation among Rural Communities in the North-East Region of Romania. LUMEN Proceedings, 6(1), 192-207. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc.73