Nicola Galluzzo

Emigration and Poverty in Romanian Regions by an Analysis of Efficiency

Nicola Galluzzo

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Volume: XII Issue: 1, Pages: 57-70
Nicola Galluzzo
Association of Geographical and Economic Studies of Rural Areas (ASGEAR), Rieti, Italy


In general, between the variables ‘people at risk of poverty’ and ‘emigration’ there is a direct correlation: the higher the number of deprived people or people at risk of severe poverty, the more significant the variable ‘emigrated people’ becomes. The purpose of this research was to assess by a quantitative approach whether financial subsidies allocated by the Common Agricultural Policy have acted on the socio-economic fabric mitigating the emigration and people at risk of poverty in all Romanian regions from 2007 to 2015. The methodology has used a Data Envelopment Analysis approach, completely reversed compared to the traditional models of efficiency reported in literature.

Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis, rural areas, Farm Accountancy Data Network, unemployed people, permanent emigration


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