Домувањето во руралните општини во РМ: Примерот на Желино

Али Пајазити, Агрон Рустеми


Housing has always been important factor in social policy that is directly related to the quality of life of the population, their general health and functioning. The article analyzed different theoretical approaches to the concept of housing, ex- amines the importance of quality housing in rural and urban areas, this paper presents a sociological emphasis on the role of housing in the general welfare of the population.


In this paper is going to be analyzed the quality of housing in the Republic of Macedonia with a special focus on Zelino municipality located in Polog region and at the foot of the mountain Suva Gora. The municipality is composed of 17 villages and a total 24.390 people (data are taken from the last census of 2002). We will use action research that involves analysis of statistical data which will be supplemented with empirical research in the field through surveys and interviews about how the population in this region are satisfied with their housing condi- tions, whether and how satisfied the other factors that directly have impact on the quality of housing as a drinking water, street lighting, sewerage, electricity etc. Given that a municipality which is extended to 199 km² where some villages are in mountainous areas and who are physically are more isolated from other villages, which explores the fact whether and how local authorities are willing to provide equal conditions of this population versus the population living in more available parts of the municipality.


The topic is relevant because it is directly related to the quality of life of the popu- lation living in Macedonia, which may attract interest as in scientific circles also and in public ones.


Key words: housing, Zelino, municipalities, quality housing

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