Influence of Active Social Policy on Small and Medium Business

Tatjana Bilevičienė, Eglė Bilevičiūtė


Taking into account the peculiarities inherent in the social state, the whole of the European social model is natural for all EU Member States. Social policy is an integral part of the economic processes, and it shall be given priority attention of EU policy. Over the last 10–15 years, the shift from passive to active labour market policy measures has been seen. To ensure equal opportunities for all, jobs are very important factors contributing to the full participation of citizens in economic, cultural and social life and their potential implementation. Small and medium-sized enterprises have a significant impact on economic development; it is a major creator of jobs, employment growth. The paper shows that, in turn, small and medium business development depends on active labour market policy factors. JEL classification: C10, J21, M20. Keywords: active social policy, labour market, small and medium business, active labour market policy instruments.


active social policy; labour market; small and medium business; active labour market policy instruments

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