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

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Venelin Terziev

Vasil Levski National Military University; University of Ruse

Sevdalina Dimitrova

Vasil Levski National Military University

Ekaterina Arabska

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development; Vasil Levski National Military University; Innovations and Sustainability Academy

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Date Written: March 5, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Terziev, Venelin and Dimitrova, Sevdalina and Arabska, Ekaterina, Assessing Impacts of Active Social Programs on the Labor Market in the Republic of Bulgaria (March 5, 2015). ИННОВАЦИИ В ТЕХНОЛОГИЯХ И ОБРАЗОВАНИИ (2015), ISBN 978-5-906805-59-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3034964

Venelin Terziev (Contact Author)

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University of Ruse ( email )

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Sevdalina Dimitrova

Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
Bulgaria

Ekaterina Arabska

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development ( email )

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Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4003
Bulgaria

Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
Bulgaria

Innovations and Sustainability Academy ( email )

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Plovdiv, 4006
Bulgaria

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