WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics
Print ISSN: 1109-9526, E-ISSN: 2224-2899
Volume 9, 2012
Profile of Absolute Poverty in Romania by some Key Characteristics and Determinants
Authors: Cristina Stroe, Eva Militaru, Silvia Cojanu, Codruta Dragoiu, Isadora Lazar, Ioana Malureanu
Abstract: This paper presents a profile of absolute poverty in Romania, taking into account its most important characteristics and main determinants. The area of residence, age, employment, education and household size were used to conduct the analysis of absolute poverty in Romania. For each type of the main determinants, an analysis for the absolute poverty rate, for the distribution of the poor people, and for the distribution in the total population was made. The analysis and the correlation between the 3 indicators mentioned above were made in dynamics, during 2003-2006. All the analysis of these indicators regarding the poverty rates, which combine important statistical data both in the total population of poor people and in the total population bring a significant contribution to the correct understanding of the positive aspects related to poverty reduction, representing at the same time guidelines and warning signs regarding the necessity of further documented, coordinated and applied measures in the field of poverty reduction.
Keywords: absolute poverty, poverty indicators, dynamics, determinants, distribution