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Profile of Social Services from Jiu Valley in Light Professionals Perception. Qualitative Approach


  • Felicia Andrioni

    (University of Petrosani, Romania)

  • Cosmin Goian

    (West University of Timişoara, Romania)


This study aims to analyse Jiu Valley social services profile using a qualitative perspective – focus grup analysis, by investigating perceptions of social services professionals from Jiu Valley, Hunedoara County, Romania. The qualitative methods of investigation, particularly important in achieving a comprehensive profile of social services from the Jiu Valley was to achieve a focused discussion sessions on social services. The following objectives were targeted by focus group: analysis of social professionals’ perception on social services from the Jiu Valley, Hunedoara County and identifying internal and external factors, to put their mark on the functioning of social services.Upon completion of discussions session focusing on social services in the Jiu Valley to conclude on the following aspects: social professionals perceive favorable development of social services in the Jiu Valley region in the period 2002-2008, and considering the dynamic development of these services is progressive. There are a number of elements which are seen by professionals as catalysts for the proper functioning and development of social services and factors inhibiting or blocking the functioning of these services.

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  • Felicia Andrioni & Cosmin Goian, 2012. "Profile of Social Services from Jiu Valley in Light Professionals Perception. Qualitative Approach," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 12(3), pages 5-16.
  • Handle: RePEc:pet:annals:v:12:y:2012:i:3:p:5-16

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    1. Lavinia Elisabeta Popp, 2010. "The labour market and the social approach of unemployment," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 28, pages 115-123, March.
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    Jiu Valley region; professionals; SWOT Analyses; social services; social-economical context;
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    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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