Assessing Impacts of Active Social Programs on the Labor Market in the Republic of Bulgaria
ИННОВАЦИИ В ТЕХНОЛОГИЯХ И ОБРАЗОВАНИИ (2015), ISBN 978-5-906805-59-1
24 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2017
Date Written: March 5, 2015
The active programs are a means of raising the competitiveness of labor force, mobilization of labor resources and increase in economic activity of population. The active policy also implements a very important socially distributing function, especially in conditions of availability of vulnerable groups on the labor market. For the last, the participation into active programs is the only one chance of employment, avoidance of entering endmost poverty and social deprivation (isolation). Not the least, from the right determination of goals and expected results in active programs and measures and their appropriate announcement in the public space are dependent the extent, trust and support of implemented social and economic reforms. Introduced as a response to significantly increasing unemployment, аctive social policies incessantly expand the variety of programs and measures including the following main elements: intermediary services on the labor market; opening new places of work (programs of temporary employment); qualification/re-qualification of unemployed and employed persons; entrepreneurship encouragement; subsidized employment.
Keywords: social governance, social programs, social assistance
JEL Classification: J38, J39
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