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Social Policies In Kosovo: Institutional Reforms In The Context Of Globalization And Internatin Aladministration, Armend Muja Oct 2017

Social Policies In Kosovo: Institutional Reforms In The Context Of Globalization And Internatin Aladministration, Armend Muja

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Social policy broadly focuses on pensions system, health insurance, education, family policies, disability and injury insurance, unemployment benefits, war victims’ benefits and other aid to the poor. The main features of Western Balkans’ welfare system during communism can be characterized by three pillars: full employment and quasi-obligatory employment: broad and universalistic social insurance: and a highly developed typically company-based, system of services and fringe benefits. This system was eliminated after the fall of communism, as it became impossible for the state to provide the necessary funds to cover new social costs associated with transformation. The welfare system reform in the ...