Katalin Szoboszlai

Katalin SzoboszlaiDr Katalin Szoboszlai

Associate Professor, Head of Department of Social Work
Faculty of Health, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Research interests

Katalin mainly conducts research in two areas of social work in Hungary. The first is homelessness. She has been involved in social work with homeless people since 1995 at the Periferia Association. Alongside social work practice she researched aspects of homelessness. Her doctoral work was on homeless women in Hungary. More recently the focus of her work looks at prostitution in the context of poverty and migration. She also works jointly with a team of researchers undertaking the Quality of Life in Nyíregyháza Town project. This is a household panel survey which started in 2008 and is carried out every two years. Recently she was a participant in a research team that investigated the presence of usury amongst poor families in Hungary.

Recent research projects

  • Homelessness in the East region in Hungary
  • Homeless women in Hungary
  • The institution of usury
  • Key points of the Hungarian prostitutes working abroad – international research of risk factors and protective relationships
  • “Quality of life in Nyíregyháza town” – household panel research

Selected publications

Gergely Fábián, Katalin Szoboszlai, Lajos Hüse (2012): „Money with interest” The institution of usury among those living in slum-like conditions. Editors are Ferenc Bódi, Gergely Fábián, Thomas R. Lawson, Local Organization of Social Services in Hungary, Crisis – Reaction – Changes. EHV, Bremen, 2012, p. 242 – 267.

Gergely Fábián, Lajos Hüse, Katalin Szoboszlai (2012): Modern perspectives of Child Protection in Hungary. Editors are Juha Hamalainen, Brian Littlechild, Oldrich Chytil, Miriam Sramatá, Emmanuel Jovelin Evolution of Child Protection and Child Welfare Policies in Selected European Countries, University of Ostrava – ERIS with Albert Publisher, 2012. p. 181 – 202.

Katalin Szoboszlai (2010): Homeless women in Hungary In: Homeless in Europe Gender perspectives on Homelessness FEANTSA Spring 2010. p. 17-20.

Katalin Szoboszlai (2008): How can homeless people fall victims? In: International Academic Conference. Health and Social Questions of Childhood in Europe Context II. Prevention of Health and Social Pathology. Conference Proceedings. Editors: Eva Huszti, Gergely Fabian, by the University of Debrecen, 2008. p. 62-69.

László Pattyán, Katalin Szoboszlai (2007): Homelessness in Hungary. In: Social work and homelessness. Editors: Brigitta Zierer, Laszlo Pattyan. Published by University of Debrecen in co-operation with FH CampusWien/Austria, 2007. p. 45 – 52.

Katalin Szoboszlai, László Pattyán (2006): The role of the civil organization to take drug users – Alternatives of social work – In: Proceedings of the International Conference Epidemiology and social effects of drug-taking in the Visegrad four countries Nyíregyháza, 2006. p. 89-91.

Szoboszlai Katalin (2012): A prostitúció társadalmi háttere: a szegénység In: IRIS 2012 – Szociális szolgáltatások fejlesztése prostitúcióban élő magyar nők részére Magyarországon és Svájcban – Helyzetkép és teendő – Sex Educatio Alapítvány, Budapest, 2012. p. 17-22.

Szoboszlai Katalin (2012): Nők fedél nélkül In: A megértés útjai. Hajléktalan sorsok, traumák és segítő kapcsolat, Menhely Alapítvány és BMSZKI, Budapest, 2012. p. 99 – 147.

Fábián Gergely – Szoboszlai Katalin – Hüse Lajos (2011): A „kamatos pénz”. In: Helyi szociális ellátórendszer Magyarországon (Szerk. Bódi Ferenc és Fábián Gergely) Debreceni Egyetemi Kiadó, 2011. p.179-200.

Szoboszlai Katalin – Takács Péter (2010): Lakóhely-és lakásjellemzők Nyíregyházán In: Szabolcs-Szatmár-Beregi Szemle, 2010/3. p. 343-554.

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