Social Protection and Support for Vulnerable Categories in Albania

Selema Allamani (Dushku)


One of the most sensitive areas faced by the Albanian society in the period of transition from a centralized economy to the path of free market economy, has been the construction of a modern system of social protection. This article aims to present social protection system in Albania, focused on their distribution especially to the third age and gender differences. The methodology used is qualitative research based on a systematic analysis of the literature. Are analyzing social protection schemes and legal aspect which is based on, referring to the latest official data. The study arrives in two main conclusions. First, due to the global financial crisis and economic growth slowdown, there was an overall increase in poverty, which constitutes a challenge for the reform of social protection scheme for our country. Second, it appears that older women face to more difficulties due to gender policies not right to social protection scheme.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s5p393

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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