Housing Policy in Slovenia – A Political Decision or Coincidence?

  • Špelca Mežnar International School for Social and Business Studies
  • Tamara Petrović International School for Social and Business Studies
Keywords: housing policy, social welfare, family benefits, social policy, Slovenia

Abstract

After Slovenia gained its independence and the privatization of the public housing stock took place, housing policy was considerably transformed. According to 1991 Constitution, the responsibility of the state has been only to provide appropriate conditions for citizens to settle housing situation. Although a number of housing policy documents were adopted by the Parliament, many of them did not take into account the genuine needs and situation in the country. Due to the austerity measures adopted by the Government, many social benefits have been restricted or cancelled, which in turn leads to a gradual decline in the level of welfare.

Author Biography

Špelca Mežnar, International School for Social and Business Studies
Assistant Professor
Published
2013-07-01
Section
Conference Paper