Living conditions of the Roma: Substandard housing and health
RaporttiViitenumero:ef1202Tekijä(t):Molinuevo, Daniel; Koomen, Maarten; Fóti, Klára
Executive summaryViitenumero:ef12021Catalogue info
Living conditions of the Roma: Substandard housing and health - Executive summaryTekijä(t):Eurofound
Housing-related problems faced by the Roma include high overcrowding rates, lack of access to improved forms of sanitation and high levels of urban segregation thus limiting access to healthcare services. These issues reinforce existing health inequalities among the Roma – increased risk of disability, chronic illness, being overweight. Moreover, these conditions worsen in the case of forced evictions. This report analyses the extent of the problem of substandard housing for the Roma in Europe and draws attention to the situation of Traveller groups, who often have difficulties finding a place in halting sites. Regarding the health status of the Roma, interestingly they report better subjective health than the majority population, perhaps because they have a different perception of health (seen as the absence of illness), use health services less frequently or are less aware of health issues. Read more in the report.
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European Quality of Life Survey 2007
Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2007, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003.
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