Papers of BAS, Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 2, No 1-2, 2015

ECONOMICS

ECONOMIC INACTIVITY OF POPULATION: BULGARIA’S KEY MATTER OF PUBLIC CONCERN

Kremena Borissova-Marinova

Abstract: Dynamics and variation of the structures of economically inactive and unemployed populations in Bulgaria over the period 1992-2011 are analysed in the study. Four basic demographic characteristics – sex, age, marital status and place of residence, and two major socio-economic attributes – employment and level of education, were selected for the analysis. The results of a study on age-specific levels of inactivity and unemployment over the period mentioned are also presented as well as the main results of a 3-variant scenario for evolution of economic inactivity to 2030 in Bulgaria. The study is based on the data of the population censuses conducted in Bulgaria over the reference period.

Key words: economically inactive population, unemployment, modelling and forecasting of economic inactivity