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Self-Employment in Bulgaria


  • Pobeda Loukanova


Self-employment becomes more and more current as an opportunity for realizing a flexible employment in the conditions of limited employers’ demand. In Bulgaria it has a well recognized economic and social significance for maintaining certain levels of employment, as well as a way out of the unemployment. The change of the economic situation in the current crisis, as well as the recognition of the integrated approach to the employment and the implementation of the principles of flexibility and certainty, have imposed a new meaning to popular so far characteristics of the employment. In this connection, the new evaluation of the opportunities for developing the business of the self-employed not just as a transition to employment, but also as a real and profitable area and career development area, becomes necessary. The study namely corrects or refutes past theses, as well as formulates current problems and solutions in favor of the flexibility and certainty in the self-employment and through it.

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  • Pobeda Loukanova, 2010. "Self-Employment in Bulgaria," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 103-129.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2010:i:3:p:103-129

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    1. Алла Кирова (Alla Kirova) & Капка Стоянова (Kapka Stoyanova), 2004. "Conceptual frame for equal treatment of women in Bulgaria (Концептуална рамка за равнопоставеност на жените в България) - in Bulgarian," ERI-BAS Books, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, number 22:p:1-49.
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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy


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