Centre for Welfare Studies

  • Centre for Welfare Studies

Centre for welfare studies (CDB) hosts researchers studying issues in quality of life and welfare, including:

- housing and homelessness,

- community,

- support networks and the related methodological advancement,

- intergenerational solidarity and the flow of welfare resources,

- old age care,

- poverty,

- demographic ageing and

- cross-national comparisons.

Our research ranges from basic research to applied and policy oriented studies (such as Slovenian Housing Survey 2005), as well as from partnership in large European research projects to local commissioned studies (such as Improving the provision of non- profit housing in Ljubljana 2012).


For more updated information about our centre please visit our Slovenian site

Selected publications

FILIPOVIČ HRAST, Maša, SENDI, Richard, HLEBEC, Valentina, KERBLER, Boštjan. Moving house and housing preferences in older age in SloveniaHousing theory and society, 2019, 36 (1): 76–91.

HLEBEC, ValentinaPomen družinskih oskrbovalnih dejavnosti v življenju mladih ljudi, živečih v Ljubljani ali okolici / Importance of family caring activities in the everyday life of young people living in Ljubljana and the surroundings. Družboslovne razprave, 2019, 35: 7–28.

KUHAR, Metka, REITER, Herwig. Leaving home in Slovenia: a quantitative exploration of residential independence among young adults. Journal of adolescence, 2014, 37 (8): 1409–1419.

MANDIČ, Srna, FILIPOVIČ HRAST, Maša. Homeownership in multi-apartment buildings: control beyond property rights. Housing theory and society, 2018.

MOHORKO, Anja, HLEBEC, Valentina. Degree of cognitive interviewer involvement in questionnaire pretesting on trending survey modes. Computers in human behavior, 2016, 62: 79–89.

RAKAR, Tatjana, FILIPOVIČ HRAST, Maša. The future of the Slovenian welfare state: a view from deliberative forums. Revija za socijalnu politiku, 2018, 25, (2): 157–173.

Bibliography (February 2019) >>

Prevalence and long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences on adult functioning

Head: prof.dr. Metka Kuhar | Period: 1. April 2018 - 30. September 2020

Mladi raziskovalec Robin Fabrin Petersen

Robin Fabrin-Petersen | 1. October 2017 - 30. September 2021

EU/E+/SP: COSMIC - Community Support Migrant Informal Carers

prof.dr. Valentina Hlebec | 1. September 2018 - 31. December 2020

EU/H2020: ME-WE – Promoting mental health and well-being in the young; European Commission

prof.dr. Valentina Hlebec | 1. January 2018 - 31. March 2021

MP/DFG/DE: CRC - Collaborative Research Centre “Global Dynamics of Social Policy”

prof.dr. Valentina Hlebec | 1. January 2018 - 31. December 2021

MP/ESRC/UK: Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems

prof.dr. Valentina Hlebec | 1. November 2017 - 30. April 2021

EU/COST-CA 16206: EMPOWER-SE- Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars

doc.dr. Tatjana Rakar | 1. November 2017 - 30. November 2021

EU/COST-CA15218: Measuring homelessness in Europe

izr.prof.dr. Maša Filipovič Hrast | 1. September 2016 - 30. September 2020