Cât de săraci sunt românii: abordări subiective şi consensuale



Subjective and consensual poverty have a long history of debates over their meanings and measuring. In this paper I try to contribute to the debate with some data collected in Romania, between 1990 and 2005. After re-viewing the bulk of literature, I start presenting the data, mainly in longitudinal perspective, but also, where information is available, in comparative, pan-European streams. I argue that both at individual and aggregate (country) level there is a close connection between “objective” measures of richness/welfare/poverty and the subjective and consensual ones. I also argue, in the end, using Romanian case, that the various subjective measures are explained by two interrelated “satisfactions”: the one with the accumulated wealth and the one with the current accumulation. Basically, I suggest, the various measures of subjective and consensual individual wealth may be interchanged, depending on their availability within the databases.


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Author Biography

Bogdan Voicu, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy

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



How to Cite

Voicu, B. (2006). Cât de săraci sunt românii: abordări subiective şi consensuale. Calitatea Vieții, 17(1-2), 93–116. Retrieved from https://revistacalitateavietii.ro/journal/article/view/609



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