Children at Risk in Romania: Problems old and new

Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series 56

Children at Risk in Romania:  Problems old and new
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Zamfir, Catalin;
    • Zamfir, Elena;
  • Publisher
    • UNICEF ICDC, Florence
  • Date of Publication
    • 1996
  • Pages
    • 56
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 54U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


This paper has three parts. The first examines the problems of Romanian children at risk in their natural families; the second analyses the conditions of abandoned children, children in institutions and other children in special circumstances of risk; and the third offers a summary of the present policy environment. Since many of the features of the situation of children today and of current child-protection policies are the product of a historical process, the paper also details the evolution under the former socialist government administrations of the approach towards children and towards social protection.


Thematic area

Countries in Transition   / 


child care   /  children at risk   /  economic transition   /  institutionalized children   /  social policy   /