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Psychosocial risks and sustainable development policies


  • Irina Simionescu (Barbu)

    () (Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania)

  • George Enescu

    () (Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania)


In the context of social policies and of sustainable development strategies, the fair distribution of opportunities among generations, combating poverty and social exclusion, promoting equal chances and equity as regards capital and income distribution are essential goals. The “health†term is as relevant as that of “safety†in ensuring wellbeing. The research of stress as a specific and alarming phenomenon of present-day society reveals hard to solve social issues and that is why the subject is quite frequently avoided. EU strategies and policies prove the importance of European initiatives in preventing health issues and promoting health in the context of sustainable, intelligent and inclusive development. Keeping employees healthy could increase the length of time spent in full workforce capacity and would thus support the ageing workforce. Therefore, national or global sustainable development strategies must be thoroughly coordinated with the other strategic planning documents aimed at these goals.

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  • Irina Simionescu (Barbu) & George Enescu, 2014. "Psychosocial risks and sustainable development policies," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 8(2), pages 170-179, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:8:y:2014:i:2:p:170-179

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    1. Rocsana Tonis (Bucea-Manea), 2015. "SMEs Role in Achieving Sustainable Development," Journal of Economic Development, Environment and People, Alliance of Central-Eastern European Universities, vol. 4(1), pages 41-50, March.

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    psychosocial risks; EU policy; sustainable development strategies;

    JEL classification:

    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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