BUILDING THE SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEM IN UKRAINE

Марина Іванівна Тімофєєва

Abstract


At the current dynamic stage of social countries’ development, in line with the chosen social policy, the state acts as the main but not the only institution which must create favourable environment for building an effective, mindful and friendly social climate in the country to ensure safe and decent standard of living for all citizens and to provide full social coverage that has to be in tune with contemporary intensive development trends. Despite the level of economic growth indicators, in each country there are always segments of the population who long for considerable attention and should be protected by both society and the government. As evidenced by reliable best practice in developed countries, the government should place greater focus on protecting vulnerable populations, and this priority direction has to guide the state social policy. The paper discusses the most burning issues in social protection funding, since the societal needs in terms of social protection are increasing, while the living standards of population have dropped dramatically lately. Apparently, major social maintenance categories have been analyzed along with reviewing a range of state-guaranteed social security and social protection services. A special emphasis is made on a specific category of vulnerable Ukrainian citizens, i.e. forced internally displaced persons (being officially recognized since 2016). In addition, the components of social protection policy and types of social maintenance as well as the features of social insurance have been explored.


Keywords


social policy; social protection; vulnerable groups of population; forced internally displaced persons; social insurance



DOI: https://doi.org/10.30857/2413-0117.2018.2.3

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