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The Economic Dependence of the Population and the Current Problems within the Sub-Carpathian Region between the Olt and the Jiu Rivers at the Ending of Almost Two Decades of Restructuring

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Author(s): SIMONA MĂLĂESCU

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: V;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Economic dependency | Getic Sub-Carpathians | Economic restructuring

ABSTRACT
The transition period represents for the Sub-Carpathians between the Olt and the Jiu Rivers, relatively to areas with similar socio-economic problematic during the transition period (the south-western piedmont area and the Petroşani Depression), from a social point of view and by means of the impact of the changes in the support area, a period of “discreet or tacit convulsions” as regards the ’60s and the ’80s. The dynamic of the given region during the transition period reveals the facts that certain convulsions or restructurings do not necessarily have to possess explicit static or striking forms in the modification of the landscapes in order to allow the transparency of the problematic period these regions have crossed. The current paper presents certain aspects (the economic dependency, the demographic aging, the unemployment rate, the need of social protection, the illiteracy, etc.) characterizing the present situation of the demographic component with impact on the development as result of the crossing of this transition period. The aspects presented in the current paper are the result of the analysis of the statistical data regarding the discussed indicators and of a more ample field research carried out in order to assert the transformations suffered in the studied area during the transition period, from the perspective of social geography.
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