The Condition of Polish Housing Against the Background of Selected European Countries

Krzysztof Surowka, Joanna Wyrobek, Marcin Surowka
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 2, 469-482, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1836


Purpose: The main aim of this study is to analyze the condition and structure of housing resources and to compare the level of development in Poland with selected European countries. Design/Methodology/Approach: We use theoretical issues regarding the housing situation in Poland and other European countries by analyzing the question if residential property prices in Poland and Europe are different, as well as the ownership structure of residential properties. A major issue is also the analysis of the overcrowding rate and the number of premises per capita in Europe. Findings: The results showed that the housing situation and the condition of housing resources in Poland remain at a low level, Poland is one with the worst housing situations in Europe. Despite being one of the largest European countries, Poland is still characterized by a substantial housing deficit. Practical Implications: The conclusions of the study can be used by government officials to design a housing policy to enforce the sector to develop further. At the same time constructors and housing builders may use it to promote housing in Poland in an international level. Originality/Value: The study is unique in its structure using comparative approaches to reach the research results.

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