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New Welfare Regimes In Eastern Europe: The Cases Of Romania And Bulgaria

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  • Ileana TACHE

    () (Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania)

  • Vlad Dumitrache

    () (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,Sibiu, Romania)

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The objective of this paper is to assess the stage of the new welfare regimes ofBulgaria and Romania, two neighbour countries with similar tempo in the Europeanintegration process. The paper analyzes first the influence of the European economicintegration on the Western and Eastern welfare states, revealing a self-contradictory aspectof the process, that of being both beneficial and harmful for social protection systems. Thenthe description of the present welfare regimes of Bulgaria and Romania and the discussion ofselected indicators are used for defining the social perspectives of the two analyzedcountries on the current economic background.

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  • Ileana TACHE & Vlad Dumitrache, 2012. "New Welfare Regimes In Eastern Europe: The Cases Of Romania And Bulgaria," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 10, pages 59-84, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2012:i:10:tachei
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