Theoretical and practical difficulties in researching disabled parenting in Romania

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Cristiana Lotrea

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This article explores the difficulties in navigating the multidisciplinary literature on disabled parents in the Romanian context with the purpose of setting a framework for investigating this topic in Romania. The article highlights the paucity of existing data on parents with disabilities and their families in Romania and suggest steps forward for researching and theorizing parental disability from a sociological perspective in Romania.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2018


  • Americans with Disabilities Act 1990-US
  • Anthropology
  • Australia
  • Child welfare
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Disability
  • Disabled parents
  • Disabled people
  • Eastern Europe
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Interdisciplinary aspects
  • Mothers
  • North America
  • Parental rights
  • Parents & parenting
  • Research
  • Researchers
  • Romania
  • Social sciences
  • Social work
  • Society
  • Sociology


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