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Expenditure on services indicator of quality of life assessment


Sociology International Journal
Dr. Adina Mih?ilescu 

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Abstract

The disparities between urban and rural regarding the structure of the employed population according to the professional status represent the reflection of the structure of the types of jobs and economic activities corresponding to each of the two areas of residence; in cities most worked in non-agricultural activities, in villages in agricultural activities. Poverty trends in Romania have begun to decline, regardless of the assessment methods used. After 2010-2011, the general interest in assessing absolute poverty, severe / extreme poverty and food poverty decreased massively, at European level but also in Romania, following another indicator closer to relative poverty, called the risk of poverty and social exclusion. The lack of financial resources of the Romanian labor force determined a large part of the households not to be able to pay the consumption of utilities on time. The share of households that used savings to cover current expenses was 6.8%, those that borrowed from relatives, friends or others 6.1%, and those that needed financial aid , without the obligation to return, from relatives, friends or other persons was 11.5%. An additional work to obtain the necessary resources to cover current expenses was provided by 9.3% of households. The statistical research „Living conditions of the population in Romania”, in 2019, reveals that for one in five households the current expenses do not pose special problems, these being exceeded quite easily, easily or even very easily.

Keywords

labor force, decent minimum expenditures, service expenditures, households

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