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Aspecte ale coeziunii economice şi sociale în România
Issues of Economic and Social Cohesion in Romania

Author(s): Marioara Iordan, Mihaela-Nona Chilian
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: economic and social cohesion; development gaps; Romanian regions; cohesion assessment
Summary/Abstract: The economic and social cohesion is the principle that asserts the solidarity among the EU member countries and the different regions of the EU, through which balanced and sustainable development, reduction in the structural gaps among the regions and promotion of equal chances are favored. For Romania, the cohesion policy is the more important, because most of its regions reveal significant gaps both against the EU average and the national average. In such a context, the paper presents the main aspects of assessing the economic and social gaps at regional level by using indicators pertaining to incomes (as a way to reveal welfare, at national, regional and individual levels, quantified by the GDP per capita and households incomes) and, in connexion with them, to poverty and social inclusion. The connected indicators regarding the unemployment and employment rates were also analyzed. The results revealed large and increasing development gaps among the Romanian regions, as well as regional peculiarities regarding the way the economic processes are correlated, due to the significant inter-regional structural and socio-economic differences.

  • Page Range: 299-314
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Romanian