SOCIAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT IN POLAND IN THE
CONTEXT OF AGEING SOCIETY. EUROPEAN
EXPERIENCE AND IMPLICATION FOR POLAND Cover Image

SOCIAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT IN POLAND IN THE CONTEXT OF AGEING SOCIETY. EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE AND IMPLICATION FOR POLAND
SOCIAL HOUSING MANAGEMENT IN POLAND IN THE CONTEXT OF AGEING SOCIETY. EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE AND IMPLICATION FOR POLAND

Author(s): Zuzanna Rataj, Rafał Iwański, Beata Bugajska
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Human Resources in Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Zilinska univerzita v Ziline, Fakulta prevádzky a ekonomiky dopravy a spojov, Katedra ekonomiky
Keywords: social housing; senior housing; management of social housing stock;

Summary/Abstract: The process of population ageing has a global dimension and constitutes animportant challenge for social policy, and in particular for housing policy. Demographicforecasts carried out by Eurostat, World Bank and the UN unanimously predict an increase inthe number of the elderly, especially seniors aged 85+. The ageing of Polish society and theimplications of the process for the housing sector is a challenge for social policy, which isresponsible for creating an enabling environment to meet the needs of older people. Increasingexpenditures on care for the elderly points to the need to find appropriate solutions forindependent or partially independent seniors living in their own housing environment. The largepercentage of Poland’s population aged 65 and older requires that housing policy seek solutionsfor the implementation of housing needs at a level appropriate to the needs of different groups.It is important to discuss the necessity to secure housing needs of the elderly, especially seniorswith low level of independence. The development of senior housing, sheltered flats, residentialhomes and old people’s homes could bring a solution to the increasing demographic problem.The discussion concerns the European context and the implications that can be derived forPoland. The dynamic increase in the number of older people in the society is a complicated andrelatively new phenomenon in Poland, therefore in the contemporary economic andsociological discourse there is a growing interest in the ways of increasing supply of housingunits that meet the needs of the elderly. In the paper the authors describe management of thesocial housing stock (Lennartz et al., 2012; Czischke, 2012) that addresses the issue of securinghousing needs of seniors. The discussion concerns the European context and the implicationsthat can be derived for Poland

  • Issue Year: 11/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 22-31
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English