Bucharest, a Well Endowed Yet Rather Passive Capital: A Social Sustainability Perspective



social sustainability, Bucharest-Ilfov, Europe 2020, local development


This paper examines social sustainability of the metropolitan area of the capital city. It looks at the recent developments in the areas of: population, poverty and social inclusion, education and training, employment and labour market, together with health and perceived quality of life. The analysis identifies several policy fields to be addressed at the national and local levels: (i) institutionalized support for vulnerable groups, (ii) participation in early childhood education and lifelong learning, and (iii) employment policies to promote the integration of the youth on the labour market and the “active ageing”.


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Author Biographies

Manuela Sofia Stănculescu, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy

Address: Calea 13 Septembrie no. 13, District 5, 050711, Bucharest, Romania. 
Email: manuelasofia@clicknet.ro

Monica Marin, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy

Address: Calea 13 Septembrie no. 13, District 5, 050711, Bucharest, Romania. 
Email: monicatoba@hotmail.com


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How to Cite

Stănculescu, M. S., & Marin, M. (2011). Bucharest, a Well Endowed Yet Rather Passive Capital: A Social Sustainability Perspective. Calitatea Vieții, 22(4), 339–364. Retrieved from https://revistacalitateavietii.ro/journal/article/view/264



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