Rat, Cristina (2007). "Beyond the Urban-Rural Divide – Subjective wellbeing, income poverty and social transfers in Romanian villages" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The present paper tries to unfold the barriers in the effectiveness of state social transfers in combating income poverty and facilitating access to social services in the case of Romanian villages from Cluj county (North-West Development region).