Opportunities, constraints and pluriactivity in rural Romania during the transition period; preliminary observations

Michael Sofer, Florica Bordanc

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Abstract

This paper presents some initial implications of the changes brought about by recent economic transformations within the Romanian rural sector during the current transition period. As a case study of those trends, within the context of pluriactivity and constraints to rural development, it looks at some characteristics of agricultural production in the Subcarpathian region of the county of Valcea, an area where collectivisation, and thus its influences, had been partial and limited. The paper links micro and macro view points. At the micro level, it looks at the coping strategies, based on pluriactivity, adopted by rural households under changing economic conditions. At the macro level, the paper discusses some of the possible factors supporting as well as hindering rural welfare levels and agricultural development under current economic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-296
Number of pages14
JournalGeo Journal
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pluriactivity
  • Romania
  • Rural development
  • Rural space
  • Survival strategies
  • Transition period

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