Living conditions of the Roma: Substandard housing and health

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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 – iRead more
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. 

 

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    Životni uvjeti Roma: nekvalitetni uvjeti stanovanja i zdravlje - Kratki pregled

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    Eurofound
    Stambeni problemi Roma uključuju visoke stope prenapučenosti, manjak pristupa suvremenim sanitarnim čvorovima, visok stupanj urbane segregacije i ograničen pristup zdravstvenoj skrbi. Navedeni problemi pojačavaju postojeće zdravstvene nejednakosti u Roma – povećan rizik od invalidnosti, kroničnih oboljenja i pretilosti. Nadalje, zbog prisilnih deložacija njihovo se stanje pogoršava. Ovo izvješće analizira opseg nekvalitetnih uvjeta stanovanja Roma u Europi i skreće pozornost na skupine putnika, koji se pri pronalaženju mjesta privremenog boravka često susreću s problemima. Što se tiče zdravstvenog stanja Roma, zanimljiva je činjenica da prijavljuju bolje subjektivno zdravstveno stanje od većinskog stanovništva. Možda je to zato što imaju drugačiju percepciju zdravlja (viđenog kao izostanak bolesti) te rjeđe koriste zdravstvene usluge ili su manje svjesni zdravstvenih problema.


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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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