A Comparative Analysis of the Educational and
Health Indicators in Rural Marginalized Areas from
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A Comparative Analysis of the Educational and Health Indicators in Rural Marginalized Areas from Dolj County
A Comparative Analysis of the Educational and Health Indicators in Rural Marginalized Areas from Dolj County

Author(s): Gabriela MOTOI, Alexandrina-Mihaela Popescu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: rural marginalized areas; human capital; education; health

Summary/Abstract: This study presents the results of sociological research carried out in two communes from Dolj County, in order to present, in a comparative manner, the statistical indicators referring to education and health. Human capital is made up of two elements: educational capital and biological capital. To analyze these two elements we started, first, by analyzing the population as a whole in order to correlate better information on education and health, because the number of inhabitants is the expression of the synthetic human potential, available in every community (a rural or an urban one). Respecting the existing pattern in rural communities in Romania, the two communities where we conducted the sociological research are exposed to a demographic decline, which influences, in a significant measure, the employment and, hence, the socio-economic development of the two communities and the possibilities for their development. Thus, our research has analyzed the needs of the two communities that are exposed to demographic decline, which, in the long term, can contribute to the increase of poverty, of social exclusion of certain population groups, such as, for example, women or elderly.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 55
  • Page Range: 111-121
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English