Social enterprise as an innovative resource in reduction of unemployment

Anita Kokarevica, Ilze Berzina

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Abstract

Unemployment means that the human resources that are one of the manufacturing resources are not fully used. Thus the yield of gross product, possibilities of consumption of inhabitants and company investments reduces. If unemployment is permanent, the national economy in total suffers essential damages. Unemployment is actual problem both in Latvia and the entire world. Integration of social economy and social business activity in the practice of social work is considered to be very important future challenge of social work in the world for solution of unemployment and the social problems caused by it. The experience of other states indicated, that such theories, methods and approaches that are turned to increase of client knowledge, development of collaboration skills and promotion of social involvement are more and more acknowledged. In this survey it is assumed that the mutually supplementing elements that may be integrated in the service of innovative social work in the model of social enterprise with long-term unemployed - are identifiable in the practice of social enterprise and social work experience. Information that is obtained by interview of social workers and representatives of social enterprise, as well as by execution of questionnaire of social employees is reflected and analysed in the practical part of the survey.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRURAL ENVIRONMENT, EDUCATION, PERSONALITY. (REEP)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 7th international scientific conference, March 7th-8th February, 2014
EditorsVija Dišlere
PublisherLatvia University of Agriculture
Pages182-186
Number of pages5
Volume7
ISBN (Electronic)9789984481357
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th International Scientific Conference: Rural Environment. Education. Personality. (REEP) - Jelgava, Latvia
Duration: 7 Feb 2014 → …

Publication series

NameRURAL ENVIRONMENT. EDUCATION. PERSONALITY. (REEP)
ISSN (Print)2255-808X

Conference

Conference7th International Scientific Conference
Country/TerritoryLatvia
CityJelgava
Period7/02/14 → …

Keywords*

  • long-term unemployment
  • social enterprise
  • social enterprise model

Field of Science*

  • 5.2 Economy and Business

Publication Type*

  • 3.3. Publications in conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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