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Migrants’ Access to Social Protection in Romania
Burlacu, Irina; Soare, Sorina; Vintila, Cristina-Daniela 
2020 • In Lafleur, Jean-Michel ; Vintila, Cristina-Daniela  (Eds.) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 1): Comparing Access to Welfare Entitlements
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Keywords :
migration; social protection; Romania
Abstract :
[en] This chapter examines to what extent the Romanian welfare system covers resident citizens compared to foreigners residing in Romania and Romanians living abroad. In doing so, we analyse existing social policies aiming to ensure their coverage against a variety of risks at different life-cycle stages, including unemployment, poverty, sickness and old-age. The main conclusion is that the Romanian welfare state is open to all residents, regardless of their nationality, thus providing everyone equal grounds for accessing social benefits. The criterion of residence on the Romanian soil is, however, prevalent. This implies that relatively few social provisions are extended for non-resident Romanians, which represent an increasingly sizeable community given the intensity of migration outflows in recent years. Furthermore, the Romanian social protection system has had relatively little impact on reducing the risk of poverty and income inequality in the country, despite regular amendments during the last years.
Disciplines :
Political science, public administration & international relations
Author, co-author :
Burlacu, Irina
Soare, Sorina
Vintila, Cristina-Daniela  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Faculté des sciences sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM)
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Title :
Migrants’ Access to Social Protection in Romania
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Main work title :
Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 1): Comparing Access to Welfare Entitlements
Author, co-author :
Lafleur, Jean-Michel  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Institut de recherche en Sciences Sociales (IRSS) > IRSS: Centre d'Etudes de l'Ethnicité et des Migrations
Vintila, Cristina-Daniela  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences sociales
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Edition :
IMISCOE Research Series
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Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
European Projects :
H2020 - 680014 - MiTSoPro - Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe
Name of the research project :
Migration and transnational social protection in (post) crisis Europe
Funders :
CER - Conseil Européen de la Recherche [BE]
CE - Commission Européenne [BE]


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