Net span of holes. Inter-household supporting network among Roma and non-Roma poor
The study analyses inter-household supporting networks among impoverished Roma and non-Roma households. The author concentrates on one dimension of relationships: what material and non-material relationships support the subsistence of poor households. Due to the datasets in reach-characteristics of supporting relationships of the total population, the circumstances of similarly impoverished Roma and non-Roma people may be compared. The most remarkable result of the research is that non-Roma poor households are significantly richer in their supporting network than Roma ones. Moreover, the characteristics of supporting inter-household networks of the Roma depend largely on their regional location as well as on ethnic identity, history and the traditions of inter-ethnic relations of the given region. As a conclusion the author formulates further research questions, the analyses of which may lead closer to the understanding of the diversity and different subsistence strategies of the population categorized as Roma.
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