UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN BULGARIA AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR PREVENTION OF POVERTY
Prevention of poverty and social exclusion is a process directly related to public incentives for vulnerable groups aiming to achieve a decent and independent life. Labour income is one of the main prerequisites for overcoming the problem. However, a large number of the working population is economically inactive and do not even look for forms of employment. Low education levels, the lack of working habits and the limited demand for skilled labour are objective factors for this. The characteristics of the tax and social security system as well as the state policy with regard to income and the labour market towards vulnerable groups also affect the desire to work and employment opportunities.