Mojca Novak, Mateja Nagode, Polona Dremelj

In order to answer the questions on social support networks of the poor in comparative perspective of the population of Slovenia, the authors frame their analytical interest in theories on poverty and on social support networks. Survey data presents an extensive empirical evidence The analysis is initiated by the question of whether poverty increases social isolation of people. The sketching of the answer to it is the basis for the examination of empirical data from Slovenia with the estimation of the level of poverty of the population of Slovenia and the characteristics of their social support networks, and the sketching of the answer to the question of the characteristics of poverty impact on social isolation. The authors therefore attempt to answer the question of whether the analysis of the differences as to the scale and structure of social support networks between the poor and between the entire population of Slovenia can also provide an answer to the question on the impact of poverty on social isolation.
Keywords: poverty, social isolation, social support, social networks.

PhD Mojca Novak is dean and associate professor at the School of Business and Management, Novo mesto.

Mateja Nagode is assistnat at Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana.

PhD. Polona Dremelj is senior researcher at Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana.

Cite this article:
Novak Mojca, Nagode Mateja, Dremelj Polona. Impact of Poverty on Social Isolation; Social support networks
of the poor in Slovenia. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.1, no.2:5-26, DOI:

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