The Romanian Group for the Study of Social Values recently posted on its YouTube channel a podcast by Bogdan Voicu about the relationship of adult children – parents. The podcast is in Romanian but English subtitles are available.
Placing the discussion in the context of the so-called gratitude law initiative, Romanians’ views on helping parents are presented, using data collected during EVS 2018. The proposal was withdrawn, but the mere appearance of the initiative shows how relevant it is to discuss the topic in the Romanian space. EVS 2018 data brings information in this regard.
Almost 100 Romanian MPs initiated in early summer 2019 a law that was supposed to force adult children to take care of their parents. The law remained a simple unfollowed project. However, its mere existence makes the debate useful. The Romanian team of EVS contributes to the discussion, by providing basic information resulting from EVS 2018.
Claudiu Tufis, member of the EVS/WVS team in Romania, has been interviewed by Victor Bohuș for the newsletter of the Romanian Psychology Association. To answer his questions about young people; mental health; and love, Claudiu Tufis made also use of the recent results from the European Values Study and World Values Survey carried out in Romania.
In a recent editorial on the website avocatnet.ro, Claudiu Tufis (Member of EVS Romania), commented a recent study investigating Romanian teachers‘ values and make a comparison with the broader population’s attitudes (when the same items were used) with data from EVS 2017. He found that
Teachers are in fact more tolerant and more democratic than the general population. With differences in favor of teachers from 6% (rejection of neighboring Roma) and up to 31% (acceptance of homosexuality).
Furthermore, teachers are more tolerant and more democratic even when compared to the population with higher education. In the case of Roma neighbors, the difference is not significant, but in all other cases, the difference is large enough to be significant.
As compared to the whole population or to the higher education population, teachers are one of the few factors that slowly help to democratize the population of Romania.
The article, in Romanian language, is available here.
The conference will take place 14.-15.09.2018 in Timisoara, Romania. More information about the conference and the panel “Trends in societal change. New data from European Values Study and World Values Survey” (chair: Bogdan Voicu) you will find here.