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State`s Social policy

State`s Social policyThe Belarusian social state is largely a legacy of the Soviet past. Throughout communism, the state committed itself to ensuring equal access to basic services such as...read more ...

One-percent unemployment rate?

One-percent unemployment rate?With the official unemployment rate under 1%, the state seems to have achieved almost full employment. But this is mainly due to the vast public sector which employs...read more ...

Welfare state

Welfare state Many free (or quasi-free) social services (secondary and partially higher education, healthcare) are centrally funded from the budget, and a large number of services...read more ...

Low-cost housing loans

Low-cost housing loansBefore the 2011 economic crisis, much of the population could receive cheap housing loans from state-owned banks based on need criterion. The waiting time, however,...read more ...

Pensioners

Pensioners The official retirement age for women is 55, and for men, 60. Around one fifth of Belarus’ 2.5 million pensioners officially continue to work. There is little...read more ...