On Lithuanian social security concept

Arvydas Guogis


The article deals with the concepts of social policy, social security, social insurance, social assistance and social services. It presents the main social security facts on Lithuania. The novelty of the article is its attempt present systematically the main concepts as well as their definitions, for example, the definition of social security as a mixture of both state and private contribution. Also, the author refers to public accummulative pension funds, a theoretical and practical concept of alternative social security in Lithuania which has not been used yet. The article is useful not only for education purposes, but could stimulate discussions of social security academics and practitioners.


social policy; social security; social insurance; social assistance; social services

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789