The life cycle in the Romanian socio-economic context. Temporal differences

Maria Simion, Population Research Center ‘Vladimir Trebici’,

The interaction between the economic context and the family’s strategy of life and of individual person resulted in a demo-economic equilibrium specific to each period. The adaptation of the individual behavior to the economic and social policies develops life strategy embedded in the individual life cycle. Using the evolution of the value of demographic indicators, closely related with the life cycle, we can divide the post world war period into sub periods. A long sub period of the communist era is that of the industrial development in an accelerated manner. The industrial development was accompanied by policies aiming to attract labor force required to run the economic objectives, many of them of a considerable size. The transition period of the Romanian economy to a market one is characterized, from the social point of view, by important social costs. The changing of political rules at the end of 1989 and the important social costs beared by population resulted in different demographic behavior although the economic context did not differ. The interaction between the economic context and the life strategies resulting from the adjustment to the socio-economic context gives a socio-economic equilibrium specific to each period. They are characterized by specific life cycle as result of the individual adjustment to the ever changing economic context of our economy.

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Presented in Poster Session 1