Assessing the level of the material deprivation of European Union countries
Zapraszam do zapoznania się z artykułem mojego współautorstwa w czasopiśmie PLOS ONE. Artykuł napisaliśmy wspólnie z dr hab. Aleksandrą Łuczak, prof. UPP.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the level of material deprivation in European Union countries in 2016 from both a local and a global perspective. The Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) was used in the study. Based on research, five main types of the level of the material deprivation of European Union countries were identified. Research findings suggest that the population of old EU countries is less severely affected by material deprivation than people living in new member states. Also, the level of global material deprivation was assessed. The study was based on 2016 statistical data delivered by Eurostat.
Citation: Łuczak A, Kalinowski S (2020) Assessing the level of the material deprivation of European Union countries. PLoS ONE 15(9): e0238376. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238376
Editor: Fausto Cavallaro, Universita degli Studi del Molise, ITALY
Received: January 23, 2020; Accepted: August 14, 2020; Published: September 2, 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Łuczak, Kalinowski. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Data Availability: All relevant data are within the manuscript and its Supporting Information files.
Funding: Source of funding – article fee: Poznań University of Life Sciences (Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu), proofreader fee: Institute Of Rural and Agriculture Development of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Instytut Rozwoju Wsi i Rolnictwa Polskiej Akademii Nauk). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The authors received no specific funding for this work.
Competing interests: NO authors have competing interests.