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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    The economic crisis of the late 1970s and the 1980s imposed a precipitous decline in social expenditures and social services. Between 1980 and 1985, annual outlays for housing decreased by 37 percent, for health care by 17 percent, and for education, culture, and science by 53 percent. This dramatic decrease in social spending meant that in the 1980s Romanians lived in conditions of impoverishment akin to that experienced in the 1940s.

    Data as of July 1989

    NOTE: The information regarding Romania on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Romania SOCIAL CONDITIONS information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Romania SOCIAL CONDITIONS should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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