For more on everyday life during communism, see Adrian Neculau, Viaţa cotidiană în comunism (Iaşi: Editura Polirom, ). 6. Dennis Deletant, România sub. Adrian Neculau, Viaţa Cotidiană în Comunism (Iaşi, Romania: Polirom, ), The translation is my own. Cernat continues, “Families with many children. Dan Lungu, “Avatarurile cozii in socialismul de tip sovietic” in Viaţa Cotidiana in Comunism, ed. Adrian Neculau (Iasi: Polirom, ), Stela, interview.

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To better understand these attitudes, I interviewed twenty people over eighteen years of age in Romania, using a probabilistic sample design and the face-to-face mode.

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Cronica unui sfarsit de sistem [The Years — In Romania the social policies are currently addressing the needs of the disadvantaged social groups: Initially, social security programs were intended to offer protection to different disadvantaged social groups, but after the Second World War, the meaning of the concept widened.

Among the good aspects of Communism they enumerated elements of the Communist social policies: They could regularly go on vacations. In my opinion, the Romanian anti-Communist resistance and opposition were significant, but less visible within the general system of ferocious oppression. However, the Communist repression system seemed efficient enough to detain any act that was considered as possibly threatening for the existence of the system.

Although Romania introduced a draconian anti-abortion law ina variety of compensatory measures were also adopted: Thus, welfare policy was more or less a mix between universal social benefits and special benefits, related either to employment in general or to the employment in one particular economic area.

We had no doubts that socialism was the society of the future, only that socialism as we built it was not good. Social discontent prevails today, 34 and social discontent prevailed before Communism.

We used to go on holiday, we could even travel abroad. Public transport between towns and rural areas functioned properly. The economic development and the social transformation in Romania under Communism were impressive compared with the previous period.


Studies that briefly address this topic are in most cases concerned with the trajectory of welfare state development in post-Communist European states generally. Policies, Benefits and Poverty, Londonpp. Finding libraries that hold this item That is, social security is not addressed from the universalistic post-war perspective, but from the limited, interwar perspective.

The education law from stated that of the seven years of available free education, only four were avrian. They started to use domestic appliances such as radios, gas stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, TVs, telephones and personal cars.

Ambulances refused to take calls from the elderly.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Dissatisfied with the current situation and under the impression of the recent experience of a different political and social order, they tend to exaggerate the benefits of the Communist past. Facing the EU Changes, in: Before the war one third of the population was illiterate and lived in the countryside.

Adrian Neculau Find more information about: Their daughter, just a few months old, almost died then too Eleven interviewees stated that under Communism they had felt socially more safe compared with the present situation: The name field is required.

Why did the Romanians not revolt when it became clear that the regime was no longer able to provide social security for the majority of its citizens in the s?

The pension after a lifetime of working was not that big, but you could live decently. The question as to how one could explain the longevity of the Communist rule, considering the economic crisis of thecan be addressed in my opinion from two perspectives. Inthe number had risen to 3, and to 10, by The general characteristics of Communist social policies were valid in the Romanian case as well: Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: This work may be copied and redistributed for non-commercial purposes.


Were the Communist social policies such a major achievement compared to the previous period that they prompted the Romanian people to put up with Communist injustice even in the field of human rights?

At the same time, living conditions improved considerably. Public transportation was also developed. Your rating has been recorded. And all of this in a ardian called the Golden Age. They were not aware of the existence of an alternative.

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Home About Help Search. Your list has reached neculauu maximum number of items. Inafter more than ten years of Communist rule, paved roads still made up only 4.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. In Vixta was the last monarchy within the new Soviet sphere of influence. The second period the s and s brought an increase of benefits and new social programs such as family benefits and unemployment insurance.

They had no national consciousness. The state launched an ample program of building houses which were then given away for free to people, especially to the workers from the big factories.

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Only within this context is the subject of the Romanian Communist welfare state and its social policies briefly analyzed or described. Thus, people felt socially safe and this feeling created an element of security in an environment that otherwise fostered political and personal insecurity. Some Empirical Evidence, in: Knowing no other alternative and remembering social benefits of the s and s, it took many people years to realize that the s were not just a transitory stage. Please enter the message.