Housing Dysfunctions for Orphans as a Factor of their Social Exclusion

Housing Dysfunctions for Orphans as a Factor of their Social Exclusion

Frolova E.V.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia efrolova06@mail.ru

Rogach O.V

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof. MIREA – Russian Technological University, Moscow, Russia rogach16@mail.ru

Vasilieva E.Yu.

State Adviso, Assistant the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia vasileva.elena22@mail.ru

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Frolova E.V., Rogach O.V, Vasilieva E.Yu. Housing Dysfunctions for Orphans as a Factor of their Social Exclusion. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 5. P. 60-70


The aim of the article is to study of social exclusion factors of residential institutions graduates, to analyze relationship between the processes of their housing deprivation and social exclusion, to determine the effectiveness of regional measures of social support for orphans while waiting in line for housing. In 2021, the authors conducted a survey of graduates of residential institutions (N = 3868 people). The results of the study showed that only 4.8% of graduates of boarding schools were able to get an apartment timely. As a result, orphans are forced to solve their problems on their own: rent apartment, seek shelter from friends or relatives. Housing deprivation of orphans becomes a trigger point for such manifestations of social exclusion as limited access to vital social services, problems with employment, and a difficult financial situation. Untimely provision of housing, absence or insufficiency of compensatory measures of regional support compress the space for the implementation of successful life scenarios for orphans, and form social anomie risks. A consequence of these dysfunctions is growing protest potential of boarding schools graduates.

orphans; housing provision for orphans; housing deprivation; social exclusion; social anomie


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