UNICEF: Impacts of the international economic crisis in Romania 2009-2010

A panel study based on qualitative methods

A research from June 2009 until December 2010 has been designed as a panel study based on qualitative research techniques (focus group discussions and interviews) for gathering information that illustrate the diversity of crisis impacts within households and communities.

The main findings of the research show, that in the period 2009-2010, in Romania, the impact of the economic crisis was transmitted on both channels of paid work in the domestic market and of remittances from migrants working abroad.

The study highlights that school attendance and school performance have been negatively affected by the crisis. Number of school absences increased and school performance worsened, especially for some children with parents working abroad, children from poor households and Roma children.

Read the whole study in this link.