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Homelessness in Slovenia: extent, profile and attitudes

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
5.04  Social Sciences  Sociology 
Homelessness, extent, profile, sociodemographic characteristics, attitudes, welfare state
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on April 23, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender, archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  95  1,254  1,072  11.28 
Scopus  144  1,840  1,546  10.74 
Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23425  PhD Maša Filipovič Hrast  Sociology  Head  2020 - 2024  379 
2.  15257  PhD Valentina Hlebec  Sociology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  625 
3.  54217  Miriam Hurtado Monarres  Urbanism  Researcher  2021 - 2024  36 
4.  37694  MSc Maja Jančič  Economics  Researcher  2021  91 
5.  32353  Jasna Jugovič    Technical associate  2020 - 2024 
6.  28323  PhD Matic Kavčič  Sociology  Researcher  2022 - 2024  124 
7.  09975  PhD Srna Mandič  Sociology  Retired researcher  2020 - 2024  439 
8.  32324  Maja Mrzel  Sociology  Researcher  2020  58 
9.  33051  Tamara Narat  Sociology  Researcher  2021 - 2022  114 
10.  55871  Tjaša Potočnik  Sociology  Junior researcher  2023 - 2024  15 
11.  26113  PhD Tatjana Rakar  Sociology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  172 
12.  28689  MSc Simona Smolej Jež  Sociology  Researcher  2020 - 2024  242 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0582  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  Ljubljana  1626957  40,422 
2.  7603  Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5966604000  1,246 
In Slovenia housing policy and development has been neglected and underdevelopment of the social housing sector and the predominance of homeownership makes entry into stable, permanent housing more difficult for groups that are more vulnerable. Furthermore, new risks arising during the period of economic crisis, such as high unemployment rates, poverty and increasing eviction rates put additional pressure on existing welfare systems and are source of additional vulnerabilities. These recent developments have fractured the traditional solidarities, and it is vital to understand these and research welfare attitudes and deservingness perceptions regarding the homeless as most vulnerable group of welfare recipients. The aim of this project is twofold. Firstly, to gather data on homelessness in Slovenia at the national level, addressing the lack of data on extent of homeless and the profile of homeless in Slovenia. Secondly, to gather data on public perceptions to better understand the attitudes to this diverse and very vulnerable population groups. We will evaluate the extent and profile of homelessness in Slovenia, as defined by Feantsa, ETHOS light – European typology of homelessness and housing exclusion. We will use existing databases to test their ability to measure extent and profile of homeless, (such as EVAPRO database, database of social programmes, Social data database - BSP), which are not systematically used and analysed for the purpose of measuring homelessness in Slovenia. The relevance of using existing databases is that it would enable sustainable development of measures and development of regular data gathering method. We will supplement this data with primary research – carrying out a survey among the Slovene households that would enable us also to measure hidden forms of homelessness and housing exclusion, as well as attitudes toward homeless as welfare recipients. The latter will be supplemented by qualitative approach (focus groups), following most recent developments in the welfare attitudes research and addressing the gap in this field.
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