Calitatea Vieții <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> en-US (Editorial Office) (Eugen Glăvan) Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Inițiative antreprenoriale în domeniul comerțului electronic de produse specifice industriilor creative <p>The present paper intends to identify the main features of Romanian small entreprises entrepreneurs in online commerce of some of the creative industry branches. Also, the main characteristics of their businesses, in their view, and in the view of several experts in the field, are going to be described. E-commerce allowed these firms to break some barriers which were obliterating their development, offering opportunities to enter new markets, and to eliminate some additional unnecessary costs. After a theoretical view and a statistical analysis of Romania`s small firms situation, in an European perspective, and the depiction of some of the concepts in the field (entrepreneurship, small firms, creative industries, online commerce), the paper further focuses on the applicable/ practical side of the domain, based on a qualitative research using several interviews with entrepreneurs and experts in the studied field.</p> Cristina Leovaridis, Mihai-Adrian Gheorghe Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Thu, 03 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Between Heritage and Modernity Employment and Incomes in Rural Post-Communist Romania <p>The paper follows up the changes emerged in employment and living standards of Romanian rural households over the postcommunist period. On the background of the main changes in the socioeconomic context, rural employment is related to the situation by the beginning of the post-communist transition, and to urban employment developments. Based on secondary data analysis, an unfavorable rural labor market profile and educational structure are identified. However, improvements in the employment characteristics for the last decade might be noticed, together with overall income increase and marked inequality against the urban.</p> Simona Ilie Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Politicile sociale în perioada post-criză financiară: România încotro? Contribuția Semestrului European în dirijarea măsurilor de politică socială în domeniile ocupării și incluziunii sociale <p>After implementing one of the toughest austerity programs in the European Union during the financial crisis, Romania returned to continuous economic growth for eight years (2012−2019), not before concluding between 2011−2013 two preventive agreements with Troika to reduce its macroeconomic imbalances. This continuous economic growth was also reflected in the achievement of the national targets under the Europe 2020 Strategy. In order to better coordinate economic and budgetary policies, the European Union has launched the European Semester. Although the main objective of the latter was to coordinate Member States' efforts to implement fiscal budgetary policies aimed at preventing macroeconomic imbalances and controlling public finances, after 2015, the European Semester began to incorporate social policy objectives, especially in the area of employment and social inclusion policies. By using the index of commodification/ decommodification of social policies developed by Paul Copeland, I illustrate, by analyzing the National Reform Programs and Country Specific Reports, that half of the policies taken in the two areas were towards partial commodification or commodification, and other significant measures towards commodification and decommodification, e.g. types of policies addressed to vulnerable groups trying to (re)integrate them into the labor market, even if in conditions that do not necessarily lead to social inclusion.</p> Ionuț-Marian Anghel Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Zamfir Cătălin, Cace Sorin (Eds.): COVID19 în România. Date, analize, evoluții și statistici, Editura Expert, București, 2020, p. 295 Vlad I. Roșca Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Flavius Mihalache, Mediul rural între 1990 și 2020. Transformări și decalaje, Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2020. Ioan Mărginean Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Sun, 06 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Social Policies in Romania after 30 Years, between Expectations and Facts Luminița Chivu Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Volume Presentation "Social Policies in Romania 30 Years after: Expectations and Answers" Elena Zamfir Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 AMASE - A Multidimensional Approach to Social Exclusion in Later Life - Health Consequences for Ageing Populations. A Research Project Aiming to Understand and Lessen Social Exclusion Diana-Alexandra Dumitrescu Copyright (c) 2021 Romanian Academy Publishing House Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000