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Aspects of Social Care Institutions for the Elderly in Romania

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  • Zodieriu Elena

    () (Faculty of FEEA/Department Management, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi)

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In Romania social welfare institutions for the elderly protects elderly people in need and is an alternative to home care. Although the institutionalization of people involves some costs, however it is needed when the elderly persons have no home and they require constant care, that can be achieved at home, but no one can administer, they have no legally binding or they cannot fulfill their duties because of health, economic situation or family services and have no income. An important role was played by the NGO’s that have been the model for social institutions due to the fact that they benefited from the Western states experience in social services for the elderly. Today, the NGO’s provide home services for the elderly.

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  • Zodieriu Elena, 2012. "Aspects of Social Care Institutions for the Elderly in Romania," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 1779-1782, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:xii:y:2012:i:12:p:1779-1782
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    Keywords

    social institutions; organizations; elderly; social services; institutionalization; funding.;

    JEL classification:

    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J17 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Value of Life; Foregone Income
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy

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