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Socio-Spatial Patterns of the Contemporary Second Home Phenomenon in Croatia

Geran-Marko Miletić orcid id ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Krešimir Peračković ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Marica Marinović Golubić orcid id ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 3.418 Kb

str. 79-100

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Second home use as a specific dwelling practice has a long
history in Croatia. The number of second homes has been
continuously growing in Croatia for more than 50 years,
regardless of the long-term economic crises and regressive
socio-historical processes. In this article, based on empirical
data collected by a survey and the most recent national Census,
we explore the basic features of the second home phenomenon
focusing on characteristics of second home users, patterns of
second home location and frequency of use. The obtained data
shows that Croatian households that own a second home
represent a heterogeneous group and that this phenomenon is
not associated exclusively with affluent and/or retired households.
Furthermore, second homes are more often located in a
certain type of settlement – peripheral, rural and small settlements
are more desirable locations and more than half of the
respondents use their second homes at least on a monthly basis.

Ključne riječi

second homes; temporary inhabitants; social structure; counterurbanisation; Croatia

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