Calitatea Vieții 2022-10-07T20:47:02+00:00 Editorial Office Open Journal Systems <div><em>Calitatea Vieții</em> (<em>Quality of Life</em>) is a journal founded in 1990 with the aim of advancing scientific research on quality of life and social policy issues. The journal features four issues per year and publishes empirical, methodological and theoretical articles in the above-mentioned areas as well as in the following related fields:<br />• Living standard(s)<br />• Consumption patterns<br />• Employment and occupations<br />• Healthcare<br />• Housing<br />• Political participation<br />• Environmental well-being<br />• Education and schooling<br />• Social services<br />• Social interventions<br />• Family and interpersonal relationships<br />• Leisure<br />• Migration<br />• Lifestyles<br />• Subjective well-being<br />• Research methods<br /><br />In particular, the journal encourages the submission of articles analysing and assessing social policies as well as of those advancing strategies and recommendations of social intervention. The journal publishes original articles based on qualitative or quantitative data as well as theoretical articles. The journal accepts manuscripts in Romanian, English and French. All submissions are carefully assessed and undergo the double-blind peer review process with a minimum of two reviewers.<br /><br />The Quality of Life journal follows a new editorial policy that aims to encourage articles that bring original contributions to the international literature in its areas of interest, without downplaying relevant research that aims to foster local, national or regional social development. We also support the increasing international visibility of the articles published by our authors and the growth in the number of citations.</div> <div><br />The journal is indexed in the following databases:<br /><a href="">Scopus</a><br /><a href="">CEEOL</a><br /><a href=";org=Calitatea%20Vietii,p3234,3.html">Index Copernicus</a><br />Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)<br />Sociological Abstracts<br /><a href="">The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source (Ebsco)</a><br />Revista are calificativul B+ acordat de CNCSIS.<br /><br />Submission invitation<br />The Quality of Life journal is always open to the publication of scientific articles, of book reviews and of contributions describing scientific events (conferences or congresses). Please send your manuscript, following the <a href="">instructions for authors</a>, via email to the journal’s address <a href=""></a>.</div> Note de lectură. Sociologi români de prim rang – Dimitrie Gusti și Henri H. Stahl – prezenți în analizele găzduite de Revista „Punctul Critic” 2022-09-29T17:49:02+00:00 Ioan Mărginean 2022-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Romanian Academy Publishing House Cercetarea de calitatea vieții – continuitate și schimbare. La retragerea din activitate a profesorului Ioan Mărginean 2022-10-03T16:11:22+00:00 Iuliana Precupețu 2022-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Romanian Academy Publishing House Perceptions of Third Country Migrants About Secondary Labor Market Concentration. A Case of Call Center Jobs in Romania 2022-09-29T17:14:04+00:00 Vlad I. Roșca <p>This article sets to investigate the perceptions of migrants about call center labor in Romania. Narrative evidence was gathered from six oral history interviews conducted between June 2021 and January 2022 with third country nationals who lived in Romania. All of them had call center labor experiences in this country. Narrative research is employed in order to analyze and interpret the lived experiences recalled by the migrants. Results show that the lack of destination language skills, of sufficient professional experience and the unrecognition of home society qualifications are among the most encountered ideas which migrants believe restrict their access onto the primary labor market and force them into the secondary market. Deskilling is also common among migrants, who accept secondary labor market jobs, below their qualifications, because of migrant-related status reasons that impede their access onto the primary labor market. Nonetheless, high attrition rates specific to call center businesses can be regarded as an advantage for migrants, allowing them ease of access and exit onto and from the secondary labor market.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Romanian Academy Publishing House Domestic Violence: Public Policy Concern and Measuring Challenge 2022-10-07T20:11:53+00:00 Simona Ilie <p>As a complex, often recurring phenomenon that risks to remain undeclared, domestic violence is a problem that has been recently approached on its own terms by the Romanian public policy. There are currently several series of statistical data provided by the institutions that are entrusted with fighting domestic violence. The combined analysis of these data creates a puzzling image about the phenomenon. This study includes a diagnosis of the phenomenon over the past years and explores the relationship between public policy and the dynamic of the phenomenon in periods of building up the integrated monitoring system. In apparent contradiction with the qualitative perception of the COVID-19 pandemic as favoring factor, the study identifies the differentiated impact of the pandemic on domestic violence over the period 2020−2021.</p> 2022-10-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Romanian Academy Publishing House Factori asociați cu nașterea copiilor de rang diferit la femeile din Municipiul Chișinău 2022-10-07T20:47:02+00:00 Ecaterina Grigoraș <p>The article presents the results of the sociological study on the reproductive behaviour of women in Chisinau. The purpose of the study is to highlight the socioeconomic situation of couples at the birth of children and the influence of some factors on the reproductive intention, in order to elucidate the characteristics of the reproductive behaviour of women in the municipality of Chisinau. The empirical basis of the study was the data of the quantitative sociological research carried out by the Centre for Demographic Research in 2019 on a sample of 600 women of reproductive age 18-40 years, who are married or cohabiting, with or without children.</p> <p>The situation of the respondents at the time of childbirth shows that many couples do not have enough living space, sufficient material sources, but also the lack of a stable job. The help from the parents is noted both in the education of the children and financially, especially at the birth of the first child.</p> <p>In the regression analysis, it was found that, for women from the municipality of Chisinau, demographic and economic factors have a significant impact on the probability of the intention to have a/ another child. For all women, the probability of intending to have children is decreasing with age and the number of children already born. Marital status is the predictor with the greatest impact on the likelihood of reproductive intention, followed by partner (employed) status, for women who have not yet given birth to any children, while insufficient income shows a decrease in the probability of the intention to have children. For women who have already given birth to a child, the availability of living space and the support of the parents, including the partner with financial resources, but also in raising and educating the child, increases the probability of the intention to have children give birth to another child.</p> 2022-10-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Romanian Academy Publishing House