Everyday life and life course of old people living in poverty
In this research, we analyse poverty among the older people, which is a pressing problem in Slovenia and in EU countries, as data show that poverty increases with age and there is a high poverty gap between men and women. The main objective of the research is to find out how the Slovenian welfare state has over time (since the end of the Second World War) defined, standardised and enforced norms that affect the everyday lives of older people and how this impacts on the decisions they make throughout their life course. The importance of the research lies in the conceptualisation of old-age poverty as an accumulation of structural inequalities (e.g. by education, household type, health, employment history, caring responsibilities, etc.).
The project is conducted in a partnership between the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Work and Faculty of Social Sciences), the Institute for Contemporary History and the Peace Institute.
Project leader: prof. dr. Vesna Leskošek (Faculty of Social Work)
Project coordinator and researcher at the Peace Institut: dr. Majda Hrženjak
Faculty of Social Work: izr. prof. dr. Jana Mali, as. dr. Ana Kralj,
Faculty of Social Sciences: prof. dr. Alenka Švab, izr. prof. dr. Tanja Kamin, izr. prof. dr. Andreja Vezovnik, doc. dr. Marjeta Mencin Čeplak, as. dr. Andreja Živoder, as. dr. Nina Perger, as. dr. Otto Gerdina,
Institute for Contemporary History: prof. dr. Žarko Lazarević, dr. Dunja Dobaja