Assessing Impacts of Active Social Programs on the Labor Market in the Republic of Bulgaria

Fundamental and applied research: problems and results: a collection of materials of the XVII International Scientific and Practical Conference / Under total. Ed. S.S. Chernov. - Novosibirsk: Publisher CRNS, 2015. - 248 p., ISBN: 978-5-00068-233-3

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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: January 16, 2015

Abstract

Unfavorable negative demographic trends in the country leading to processes of decreasing and aging of labor resources, sustainably unbalanced character of labor market, characterized by high unemployment and low labor demand, the availability of vulnerable groups and significant regional discrepancies in labor market development are among the most serious challenges before the country in the XXI century. Among the macroeconomic policies and means a significant place is rendered to the so-called active programs and measures on the labor market which are an object of increasing attention not only because the expectations of tangible effects but also because comparatively significant financial resources necessary for their implementation. Furthermore, the problem of effective spending of resources gains bigger sharpness in the current situation of limited social expenses in the country and poses questions to the effectiveness of the implementation of different programs and control. Current study examines information about active programs for labor employment, makes analyses of existing good practices and determines main preferences of unemployed persons in capable of working age taking monthly social support towards transformation of social support into incomes from labor, as well as the attitude of the main institutional departments conducting the state social policy in the field of employment and unemployment and the attitude of the non-governmental organizations towards the program and their readiness for distributing the functions between state, municipalities and non-governmental organizations in implementation and financing of the program, probable problems and conflict points.

Keywords: labor market, active social programs, impacts’ assessments

JEL Classification: J01; J08

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 (January 16, 2015). Fundamental and applied research: problems and results: a collection of materials of the XVII International Scientific and Practical Conference / Under total. Ed. S.S. Chernov. - Novosibirsk: Publisher CRNS, 2015. - 248 p., ISBN: 978-5-00068-233-3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3036686

Venelin Terziev (Contact Author)

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Sevdalina Dimitrova

Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
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Ekaterina Arabska

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development ( email )

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Vasil Levski National Military University ( email )

Veliko Tarnovo
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Plovdiv, 4006
Bulgaria

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