ŠPALKOVÁ, Dagmar and Jiří ŠPALEK. Housing of Seniors in the Czech Republic: Challenges for Social Services. Journal of Social Service Research. Taylor & Francis, 2017, vol. 43, No 5, p. 580-592. ISSN 0148-8376. doi:10.1080/01488376.2017.1345820.
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Original name Housing of Seniors in the Czech Republic: Challenges for Social Services
Authors ŠPALKOVÁ, Dagmar (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Jiří ŠPALEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Journal of Social Service Research, Taylor & Francis, 2017, 0148-8376.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50602 Public administration
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 0.510
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14560/17:00094843
Organization unit Faculty of Economics and Administration
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2017.1345820
UT WoS 000418417200004
Keywords in English Housing; elderly; tenure choice; factors; logistic regression
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Daniela Marcollová, učo 111148. Changed: 14/10/2020 09:18.
The article focuses on the housing market, the behavior and motivations of senior households to move or to stay in place. Knowing if and why seniors decide to move at retirement is a critical factor for the establishment of social service policies in terms of their structure, location, and provision. This study uses secondary data based on information about Czech households collected by the Czech Statistical Office (CSO). The data are annually collected via sample surveys of the income and living conditions of households (EU-SILC). The sample covers more than eight thousands of households. Analyzed data cover the period 2007–2012 when the abolishment of rent regulation in the Czech Republic took place. It is hypothesized that an impact like this might increase the willingness to move and reveal the factors which underlie the decisions of particular households. The results indicated that most Czech households that decided to move during the study period were driven by the increased financial burden of housing. Other factors, including the availability of social services and public utilities within the current location, played only minor roles. It seems that Czech senior households act in a very pragmatic and rational manner when deciding whether to stay in place or move, with the majority of households preferring not to move. Social policies should, therefore, concentrate on providing services for the current locations rather than on the construction of new social housing.
GA16-13119S, research and development projectName: Řízení výkonnosti ve veřejné správě - teorie vs. praxe v České republice a v jiných zemích střední a východní Evropy (Acronym: Řízení výkonnosti ve veřejné správě)
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
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