Cercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
It is difficult to make appreciations regarding the number of the co-operative institutions from Vâlcea County, for the period 1940-1948, because their registration in the statistic data of that epoch was done inadequately. In Vâlcea County, during the above mentioned period of time, besides the forms of co-operative association conceived especially for credit operations, co-operative institutions were also organized meant to stimulate the productive activities, those that were supposed to render valuable and to commercialize the agricultural resources. Nonetheless, through the collective farming, the state tried to solve the problems related to the qualitative and cheap merchandise supplying of the localities.
Vâlcea County, 20th century, co-operative institutions, economy, banking system.