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Welfare reform- Major challenge for the social management in Romania


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  1. Authors:
      • Ioana Irina Dumitrescu, email: vasile.marian@gmail.com, Afiliation: National Institute of Economic Research”Costin C. Kiritescu”, Romania

      • 254|259

  2. Keywords: law of social assistance, welfare system, social services, social assistance , social benefits

  3. Abstract:
    The article analyses the main amendments brought by Law of the social work no. 292/2011 from the perspective of the social management and efficiency of social work system reform in Romania. Given the necessity of restructuration of the system of social benefits and services, the reform project outlines the responsibilities of the social actors in providing welfare and proposes a block of measures aimed to contribute at reducing social sector spending according to the austerity measures imposed by the economic crisis. The new management vision focused on reducing costs does not seem to provide suitable solutions for institutions functioning as it enables the harmonization of the economic efficiency with the social one. Received with scepticism by the public opinion and profoundly contested by the academic world, the reform project only partially succeeds in reaching proposed objectives of modernizing the social assistance system and supporting the people in need.

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