TENDENCIES IN MOVMENT OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURES FOR SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
The aim of activity is to present movement of expenditures for social assistance in Serbia for the past few years, as well as their comparison with developed countries. Also, it should assess role of expenditures in mitigating economic disparities and poverty, with aim to prove that social expenditures are not unproductive category, but an investment for a better future. However, Serbia is below European average in terms of mitigation of poverty, yet there are clear efforts undertaken by the state to resolve issue of poverty and enhance living standard of the population. For that purpose, the state has introduced and is implementing various social assistance programmes, aiming at lowering both absolute and relative poverty levels.
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