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Remedial policies and dependence on social benefits
Remedial policies and dependence on social benefits

Author(s): Nina Mihaela Mihalache
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Asociatia Alternative Sociale
Keywords: models of the social dependency; social welfare; minimum guaranteed income; minimum income of insertion; social indicator reference

Summary/Abstract: Lately, the dependency on the social benefits has been a concern both for the authorities and for researchers. For this paper we used theoretical documentation from the field of psychology and legislative documentation. The theories based on researches, associate the dependency on social services with social vulnerability (R. Backer), with the relation of accepted or forced obligation connected to satisfying personal needs (Day) and with a fact of social life experimented for a longer period of time. There were made categories of the social dependency and there were outlined models of manifestation according to particularities: the type of beneficiary and decisive factors. The French and Scottish model shift the emphasis from the guaranteed on temporary support, as minimum Income for Integration and as supporting income for social inclusion, following the spirit of European social – economical politics. The National Strategy Regarding the Reform in the Field of Social Assistance in Romania accomplished to identify the main problems of the social assistance system, by 2010 and proposed some solutions for diminishing the population’s dependency on social services.

  • Issue Year: II/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 103-122
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English