Poviats threatened by deprivation: state, trends and prospects
The purpose of this study is to present the different dimensions of spatial differentiation of the phenomenon of deprivation in Poland at the local level. In order to carry out the analysis, the Poviat Index of Deprivation (PID) has been created. The report discusses examples of similar indicators developed in other countries, selection of the level of spatial analysis, as well as indicators included in the synthetic index and how it is constructed. The largest part of the study is devoted to presenting the spatial differentiation of the phenomenon of deprivation in Poland on the basis of the developed synthetic index and partial indices. Moreover, the changes to the threat of deprivation faced by poviats in the period 2002-2013 have been analysed, and the long-term qualitative prediction of changes to the threat of deprivation has been presented.