Comparative Analysis of the Housing Situation in Selected EU Countries Cover Image

Analiza porównawcza sytuacji mieszkaniowej w wybranych krajach Unii Europejskiej
Comparative Analysis of the Housing Situation in Selected EU Countries

Author(s): Weronika Wójciaczyk
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Welfare services, Economic development
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: housing; housing in different EU countries; housing needs; living conditions

Summary/Abstract: The goal of this article was to verify whether housing policies influence the existing housing situation in a given country. To that end, the housing situation in selected EU countries is presented and compared. The housing policies that were and are in force in these countries are described. The goal stems from the belief that some programmes and government measures are more effective in solving housing problems. The countries chosen are very different in terms of their approach to housing policies, showing the full spectrum of possible approaches – from supporting the rental segment in Germany, to the preferences for private property in Spain. The first part of the article presents housing policies in selected EU countries using the available literature on the topic. To compare the housing situation in the various countries, it was necessary to apply quantitative and qualitative indicators, which were designed using existing statistical data. As a result of the analysis, it was possible to confirm the impact of the housing policies on the housing situation in the selected countries.

  • Issue Year: 951/2016
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 81-98
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish