Housing Needs of Older People in Poland as Exemplified by the Warsaw, Poznań and Szczeciń Urban Areas

Rafał Iwański , Zuzanna Rataj , Agnieszka Cieśla

Abstract

Due to an ageing population, local governments are facing new challenges in the field of addressing the housing needs of older people. Seniors are not a homogeneous group; three basic categories may be distinguished in terms of independence level and the resulting needs. The first category would include independent people, the second one - the elderly with limited independence, and in this case it is necessary to adapt their dwellings to the needs of people with partial disabilities, e.g. dedicated housing. The last category is comprised of people with considerable dependence for whom there is a need to create special dwellings such as sheltered housing or assisted living housing. The aim of this paper is to diagnose the housing preferences of the elderly and to explore the solutions of the selected municipalities in the field of addressing the housing needs of seniors. The issue is analyzed based on desk research and information collected within field research in the Warsaw, Poznań and Szczecin urban areas.
Author Rafał Iwański - Szczecin University (USz)
Rafał Iwański,,
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, Zuzanna Rataj (WE / KSiF)
Zuzanna Rataj,,
- Department of Sociology and Philosophy
, Agnieszka Cieśla
Agnieszka Cieśla,,
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Journal seriesReal Estate Management and Valuation, [Studia i Materiały Towarzystwa Naukowego Nieruchomości], ISSN 1733-2478, e-ISSN 2300-5289, [2300-5289], (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol27
No2
Pages126-137
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Polishpotrzeby mieszkaniowe, ludzie starzy, seniorzy, polityka mieszkaniowa, starzenie się w miejscu
Keywords in Englishhousing needs, the elderly, seniors, housing policy, ageing in place
ASJC Classification1406 Marketing; 1408 Strategy and Management; 2002 Economics and Econometrics; 2003 Finance
DOIDOI:10.2478/remav-2019-0020
URL https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/remav/27/2/article-p126.xml
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 15-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper) [Not active]: 2018 = 0.835
Citation count*2 (2020-06-21)
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