SOCIAL SERVICES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM FOR THE OLDER PEOPLE IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA: STATE AND TRENDS Cover Image

SOCIAL SERVICES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM FOR THE OLDER PEOPLE IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA: STATE AND TRENDS
SOCIAL SERVICES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM FOR THE OLDER PEOPLE IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA: STATE AND TRENDS

Author(s): Danijel Knežević, Maja Has
Subject(s): Welfare systems, Gerontology, Labour and Social Security Law
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: population aging; older people; social services; social policy; Republic of Croatia;
Summary/Abstract: The research topic of this paper is social welfare for older people. Social services in the social welfare system improve the quality of life for socially vulnerable groups. The fact that people aged 65 and over made up 20.6% of the population of the Republic of Croatia in 2019, with a projected increase to 30.2% by 2050 (MROSP, 2021), shows the importance of research on older people. The aim of the paper is to present and analyze the availability of social services within the Croatian social welfare system for older people. Data in this paper were collected from secondary sources (databases of relevant institutions and their publications, as well as books, articles, and online sources in the field of social policy). The research results can serve as guidelines for future action and the development of policies tailored to the needs and welfare of older people.

  • Page Range: 239-260
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: English